Sleep Apnea in Children

Child Growth Guides for Children’s Sleep Disorders

Millions of children suffer from undiagnosed sleep-disordered breathing or sleep apnea, which affects not only their sleep but also how well they function when awake. Sleeping well is essential to proper growth and your child’s ability to learn, interact with others, and regulate emotions. If they are not getting quality, restorative sleep, it may be because they are not getting enough oxygen when sleeping.

A properly fitted oral appliance, sometimes called a growth guide, can open the airway for improved breathing while gently reshaping the mouth’s interior.

Better Breathing for a Healthier, Happier Life

New Image Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is now working with children who struggle to breathe when they sleep using a system of orthodontic appliances and therapies. These treatments may help the upper and lower jaws to properly 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 grow, learn, and blossom into their full potential.

Does Your Child Struggle with These Common Childhood Issues?

  • Bed Wetting
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Snoring
  • Irritability
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Swollen Adenoids and Tonsils
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Nightmares/Night Terrors
  • Aggressive Behaviors
  • Problems at School
  • Restless Sleep
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Delayed Growth and Development
  • Crowded or Crooked Teeth

Do you know someone who is struggling with any of these conditions? They could all be linked to one root cause—underdeveloped jaws and a compromised airway! Contact us today at New Image Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Phone Number (360) 604-7151 to sign up for a Patient Education Meeting to learn more about how sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing may seriously impact your child’s health and well-being.

Customized, Comfortable Solutions

Don’t let your child continue to suffer in school, at home, and in his social relationships because they are not getting the help they need. Dr. Perkins and our entire dental care team are thrilled to offer the newest innovations in sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing treatment for children and adults. Our orthodontic appliances are custom-designed for a precision fit that gently guides the teeth and tongue into proper alignment for optimal airflow while sleeping.

The Vivos Child Growth Guide

Children’s jaws, oral cavities, and teeth continue to grow and develop well into their teens. During this time, their jaws and teeth may not grow at a predictable rate or in unison. The result is often an underdeveloped, constricted, or narrow airway. Your child may struggle to get enough oxygen unless they breathe with their mouth open.

The Vivos oral appliance is a cutting-edge device that corrects the problem immediately by moving the jaw forward and gently expanding the dental arch over time. It is a comfortable solution that doesn’t require medications or surgery.

Children who use the Vivos mouth guard are less likely to need braces or other orthodontic intervention when they are older because they have more room for their teeth to come in straight. They are also less prone to cavities because the teeth do not overlap or become impacted. However, the primary goal is increased airway volume, which leads to deeper, more restorative sleep for a happier, healthier child.

Learn More About Childhood and Adult Sleep Apnea!

Please join us for a Parent Educational Presentation to learn more about how these symptoms may affect people of all ages. Seating is limited, so please call the office at New Image Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Phone Number (360) 604-7151 to reserve a space. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to learn how Dr. Perkins and New Image Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can help your family finally get a good night’s sleep!