Many children deal with symptoms such as ADHD/ADD, allergies, restless sleep, swollen tonsils, or bed-wetting, which can be fairly benign in and of themselves, but they can also point to a larger problem: Sleep disordered breathing (SDB). It may sound odd that these symptoms can be related, but sleep disordered breathing is caused by dental arches that are malformed. Ashburn Children’s Dentistry offers a natural, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical treatment for SDB.
Understanding Sleep Disordered Breathing
Sleep disordered breathing, otherwise referred to as SDB, refers to a medical condition that is presents itself through symptoms in your child. Some of them are related to sleep (bed-wetting, snoring, etc.), but others are not and are therefore not usually associated with SDB, such as ADD and allergies.
Why is Sleep Disordered Breathing a Concern?
Won’t kids just grow out of it? Not necessarily. Certain symptoms may come and go, but SDB, if left untreated, can cause major dental problems later in life. Crowded or crooked teeth are associated with SDB, and this will have to be treated when your child is older regardless, so it is better to err on the side of caution and treat SDB as soon as possible.
If your child is showing symptoms of SDB, it may be a good idea to talk to the professionals at Ashburn Children’s Dentistry. Healthy Start is the treatment used to relieve SDB. It is a comfortable device that guides your child’s teeth into place during 2 hours of daytime wear, as well as when they go to sleep. It also discourages mouth breathing.
Full correction can be achieved just 2-12 months after beginning the Healthy Start treatment. Healthy Start may remove the need for braces and retainers later in life, which saves you money and keeps your child from undergoing the unnecessary complications of brackets and wires.
If you believe your child may be suffering from SDB, contact our office today to schedule a consultation! With SDB it is better to be safe than sorry, as treatment can not only save you time and money but it can provide fast relief to your child. Don’t ignore the signs, talk to a specialist today.
Ashburn Children’s Dentistry is conveniently located in Ashburn, VA.