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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Madisonville & Chalmette, Louisiana
Did you know that over 100 million people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder where the person suffering from it will repeatedly stop and start breathing while they sleep. This results in a very poor night’s sleep, which can leave the affected person feeling tired and groggy throughout the day. Did you know that getting proper orthodontic treatment can help fix sleep apnea?
There are a wide variety of things that can cause sleep apnea, and one of those is the positioning of your teeth and supporting throat structures. While positive airway pressure therapy, delivered through a mask, is a common treatment, Dr. Brown can help you get to the root of the problem by examining how your mouth is structured. He can also help prevent sleep apnea in your child which can help them do better in school! If you or your child have sleep apnea, schedule your complimentary consultation to see what we can do to help!
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The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics
Because orthodontists are experts in facial growth and development, it puts them in a unique position to be able to treat sleep apnea, and specifically, obtrusive sleep apnea. Using a variety of techniques, Dr. Brown can help you or your child get a better night’s sleep, resulting in a more productive day.
Using modern orthodontic technology, Dr. Brown can widen the upper jaw or arch, resulting in an improvement of breathing while sleeping. This can also help teeth grinding, clenching, or other habits associated with obtrusive sleep apnea.