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Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Pediatric Sleep Disorders

One of the most common causes of sleep disordered breathing in children is obstructive sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep-disordered breathing in children is a strong risk factor for the following problems:

  • Daytime fatigue
  • ADHD
  • Learning issues and difficulty concentrating
  • Poor academic performance
  • Irritability, anger, depression
  • Headaches
  • Bedwetting
  • Developmental delay and slow growth
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Chronic allergies

Considering the profound impact that sleep-disordered breathing can have on a child’s overall health, neuropsychological development, and quality of life, timely diagnosis and care to address the disorder is essential.

As a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Ochoa is well equipped to identify the symptoms as well as the multiple oral, anatomical, and functional issues that cause sleep-disordered breathing in children.

At the office of Precision Dental Care, our goal is to improve the lives of children who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing and facilitate optimal growth and development.

The Healthy Start System offers an innovative and effective approach to care that promotes the gentle and natural expansion of dental arches, guiding the erupting teeth into their proper positions and supporting an open upper airway for improved airflow. With the Healthy Start System, there’s no need for conventional braces and wires. The soft and comfortable appliances are worn at bedtime, working through the night to provide stable improvements in jaw growth, dental alignment, and breathing.

The benefits of good night’s sleep affect all aspects of your child’s overall well-being and help them realize their full potential.

By encouraging optimal jaw development, dental alignment, and unobstructed breathing, the Healthy Start System helps to alleviate many of the symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing.

Open Bite


Under-Developed Jaw Bone

Upper Arch Crowding

Real results: A note from a speech pathologist to a parent of a patient:

Hi Mr. & Mrs. P.,

I wanted to touch base with you about Gianni’s speech during therapy today. He sounded awesome! His /s/ sound was really clear and he did a nice job. He mentioned that it could be because of the mouth piece he is wearing. I’m not sure of this, but it’s a definite possibility. I am really excited about this!

Lisa G.
Speech-Language Pathologist

Dr. Stacy Ochoa is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.