Dr. Ryan Roberson, a dental sleep medicine specialist, is treating people of all ages with a proprietary, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment option for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea, snoring and sleep-disordered breathing.
Normally one breathes silently and effortlessly through the nose. This type of breathing allows our bodies to go into normal deep, restorative sleep, and awake refreshed. Normal breathing is vital for living a vibrant happy life. Unfortunately, millions around the world simply can’t breathe normally – especially at night.
Your sleep apnea may be the result of an obstruction in the airway caused by narrow dental arches and/or an underdeveloped jaw. If you or someone you love is dealing with mild to moderate sleep apnea, you likely have experienced the impact. Sleep Apnea can affect an individual’s mood, behavior, vitality and energy.
In 2017, the Mayo Clinic, the article “Sleep Apnea” stated that “1 in 5 people have shortness of breath at night.
Sleep Apnea in Children
When a child has an underdeveloped upper and/or lower jaw, the airway could be impacted, and the child may struggle with other health issues. RR Dentistry is now working with children who struggle to breathe when they sleep by using a system of orthodontic appliances and therapies. These treatments may help the upper and lower jaws to fully develop and reshape the oral cavity.
As these areas develop more fully, the child’s airway may widen and expand, allowing the child to breathe better and some of these symptoms may disappear. When children can breathe properly, they can begin to grow, learn and blossom into their full potential.
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