Help for Sleep Apnea
Over the years, orthodontics has evolved to more than just moving teeth. If you deal with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), orthodontic treatment could be just what you need.
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. It’s often caused by issues like collapsed tissues, large tongues, or narrow airway passages which often lead to snoring and other compromising health concerns.
Many people don’t even know about existing concerns with their airways. For many, the traditional approach with CPAP machines doesn’t help, so you may not be informed about your other treatment alternatives.
How We Can Help
At Smile Suite Orthodontics, our goal is to provide you with customized care and treatment plans that fit your life.
Comprehensive Airway Assessment
Once you’ve received a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea from your physician, we’ll work together to assess the holistic health of your oral cavity and your overall wellbeing as it relates to your airway.
This includes a thorough evaluation of your sleeping habits and the impacts they may have on your airway.
Treatment Options at The Smile Suite
Once we’ve evaluated your sleep habits and oral health, Dr. Kimberly Smith will create a treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
At the Smile Suite, treatment options include:
- Self-ligating braces that come in metal or clear options. These are designed to reduce treatment time by gaining early 3D control. These braces most often eliminate the need for tooth removal and produce optimal results.
- Clear aligner therapy with Invisalign treatment for teens and adults is a nearly invisible treatment option that doesn’t require brackets and bands.
The Smile Suite Is Here for You
At Smile Suite Orthodontics, we’re concerned with your vitality, longevity, and comfort from childhood, throughout the teen years, and beyond.
Untreated sleep apnea can reduce life expectancy by approximately 7-10 years. How much is a year of your life worth? Schedule your free consultation today.