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
- Learning issues and difficulty concentrating
- Poor academic performance
- Irritability, anger, depression
- Developmental delay and slow growth
- Cardiovascular issues
- Chronic allergies
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.
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.
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.
Under-Developed Jaw Bone
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!