Sleep Apnea and symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing can be helped with orthodontic treatment. Ask our orthodontists in Calgary at our Market Mall office about sleep apnea orthodontic treatment.
Sleep Apnea can happen when the airway is obstructed by any or all of tonsils, adenoids, nasal obstruction, and tongue (not enough room because of narrow or receded jaws). At night, the body has to “fight” to get air in past the obstructions. Cortisol, a stress hormone, is produced to create the fight to breathe.
Sleep Apnea can happen at all ages. However, sleep apnea in children can have adverse long-term effects.
Long-term high levels of cortisol have negative effects, especially in children:
Our orthodontists at our Market Mall office in Calgary can help correct misaligned teeth and jaws to allow for easier breathing during sleeping. If you think your child may have sleep apnea, please bring them in for an orthodontic consultation today.
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