Is your child suffering from poor quality of sleep? Sleep apnea in young patients can lead to serious side effects that affect not only their quality of sleep but their overall health. Our Spokane, WA orthodontic team uses early orthodontic treatment to help address kids' sleep apnea and its associated symptoms before they can become more serious health conditions.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Identified as continual pauses in breathing during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a reaction to the muscles relaxing during sleep and gravity pulling the airway closed. When left untreated, sleep apnea in children can lead to the uncomfortable symptoms of poor sleep quality like snoring, bedwetting, irritability, and heavy mouth breathing, as well as more serious conditions like narrowed upper jaws, retruded lower jaws, and stunted growth.
Early Orthodontic Treatment for Pediatric Sleep Apnea
At Dr. C Orthodontics, our doctors can help identify the signs of sleep apnea and determine if early treatment is needed for your child.
Pediatric sleep apnea treatment falls under our Phase One orthodontic treatment umbrella, a phase dedicated to optimizing the development of children's mouths, teeth, and jaws. At your child's consultation, our team will assess any potential issues with their mouth and jaw development, any early signs of sleep apnea, and the need for early orthodontic treatment.
We Bill Through Medical Insurance!
While most practices do not bill through patients' medical insurance for sleep apnea treatment, we do! This means that you can receive a thorough screening from the dentist you know and trust, without needing to seek out an outside specialist.
If you have questions about the medical insurance billing process, give us a call today to speak with our patient coordinator!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation with Dr. C Orthodontics Today!
Don't let sleep apnea get in the way of your child's development or quality of life! Call Dr. C Orthodontics today to learn more about how orthodontics can help your child with sleep apnea.