Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists, an orthodontic and oral surgery practice based in Downers Grove, Illinois, launched new sleep apnea treatments that have been developed to recognize and correct structural issues that can contribute to airway obstruction.
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The newly launched treatments aim to provide Downers Grove patients with a better understanding of the relationship between sleep apnea and orthodontics, and how orthodontic treatment can potentially relieve obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects over 22 million Americans. It has the potential to be very serious, and is frequently caused by airway obstruction, possibly due to the jaw’s anatomical structure.
One potential treatment of sleep apnea is orthodontic facilitation of a bigger airway by adjusting the way the upper and lower jaws fit together.
The main symptom of sleep apnea is being frequently awakened throughout the night by snoring, gasping, choking, or temporary breathing pauses. This commonly leads to waking with headaches, dry mouth, or sore throat; difficulty focusing and feeling exhausted throughout the day; and heart palpitations.
Studies have shown that lack of proper sleep can significantly increase mortality, shorten lifespan, and reduce overall quality of life. Individuals who get their sleep apnea treated experience more restful sleep, lower risk of heart disease, stroke, depression, and cancer, as well as better manage chronic conditions such as diabetes.
Obstructive sleep apnea can have multiple causes, such as overly-tight throat muscles, the diameter of the airway itself, and throat organ size (such as tonsils). Orthodontics may be one aspect of a multi-pronged sleep apnea treatment plan.
With this latest launch, Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists continues its commitment to affordably improving Downers Grove patients’ health through orthodontics.
One satisfied patient says: “The entire staff was professional. The treatment needed was clearly explained. After our appointment, the staff followed up with both a phone call and email to see if we had any questions and to guide us through our next steps.”
Additional information on Premier Orthodontics and correlations between sleep apnea and orthodontics can be found at http://www.premierorthodental.com
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