How Orthodontics Treatments Can Help Sleep Apnea | Perelmuter and Goldberg Orthodontics
There is nothing better than getting a good night’s sleep. That’s why, when you have issues sleeping due to sleep apnea, there can be severe and serious consequences to your health. However, did you know that proper orthodontics treatments can help treat sleep apnea? Check out the information below on how you may find relief.
What Are the Symptoms?
First, it’s important to identify if you have sleep apnea. Check out some of the most common symptoms that people experience. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include the following:
- Being unable to breath while snoring
- Gasping for breath while asleep
- Having a sore/dry mouth after sleeping
- Being tired during the day
- Frequently falling asleep while you’re resting
- You have headaches first thing in the AM
- Irritability/mood swings/depression
- Reduced libido
What Can Your Orthodontist Do?
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, there are a few things that an orthodontist can do to alleviate this condition. These things, most popularly, include a Mandibular Advancement Splint or a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. Due to the fact that sleep apnea can be caused by tooth alignment, jaw alignment and issues with the dental arch, these accessories can help treat.
Perelmuter and Goldberg has experienced orthodontists that can help you understand how these devices work and if they are for you! Reach out to us today and schedule your appointment with us. Don’t miss out on a good night’s rest again!