Sleep Disordered Breathing in children is a critical and common problem that often goes overlooked, misdiagnosed and even left untreated. When a child has breathing difficulties during sleep it is referred to as SDB (pediatric sleep-disordered breathing). Approximately 9 out of 10 children suffer from SDB symptoms and this is known to have a significant impact on daily living. The most obvious symptom of SBD is snoring and it can be loud and occur most nights. Snoring causes a child to wake constantly during the night depriving him/her of the necessary rest required to maintain focus the following day.
The HealthyStart™ System is a device that directly addresses childhood sleep apnea, one of the biggest side effects of an orofacial myofunctional disorder or OMD. Fair Lakes Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is pleased to offer a noninvasive orthodontic appliance that rests in the upper arch during sleep to help keep your child’s airway open. The HealthyStart™ System also guides dentition reducing and possibly eliminating the need for braces in teen years.
If you think your child may suffer from Sleep Disordered Breathing, call Fair Lakes Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today (703)273-4505. Our dentists will help you determine if your child is a candidate for The HealthyStart™ System!