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Sleep Apnea in Children and My Rivertown Dentist

added on: December 3, 2021
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Like so many of you, Dr. Ashley Lee of My Rivertown Dentist is a mother too! She’s also had her own personal struggles with her child’s sleep apnea or sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD). What happened to her happens to so many patients and parents out there — their little one’s symptoms are often misdiagnosed as something else, or they can go completely overlooked.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — we’ve been there — to multiple doctors visits and what feels like there’s not a solution in sight. As your Rivertown dentist, Dr. Lee realized she has the power to help break this cycle of misunderstanding or even misdiagnosing so that more kids can:
– Breathe easier
– Sleep better
– Live happier

Dr. Lee to the Rescue
At My Rivertown Dentist, we have a unique partnership with  Vivos Therapeutics, and under the expert guidance of Dr. Lee, we can provide you with a comprehensive examination and private consultation. We vow to spend time with you and your child so we can detect possible issues that could be affecting their:
– Airway development
– Swallowing patterns
– Breathing rhythms

These issues are often related to sleep apnea or SRBD. Dr. Lee bases her treatments and recommendations on ground-breaking, reliable research and findings from The Institute for Craniofacial Medicine. By focusing on these things early on, you have the power as a parent to change their lives for the better, forever using custom oral appliances created by Vivos. They are comfortable and designed to help position the jaw for proper development. The appliance helps widen your little one’s airway and get rid of the lifelong risks associated with sleep apnea. 

What Does Sleep Apnea or SRBD in Kids Look Like?
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, there are some common signs of disturbed sleep that can include:
Long pauses in breathing
– Tossing and turning in bed
– Chronic mouth breathing during sleep
– Night sweats
– Snoring or breathing problems

The Association also says there’s an estimated 1 to 4 percent of children who suffer from sleep apnea, many of them being between 2 and 8 years old, in the United States. While there’s a possibility that a child can grow out of sleep apnea or a sleep disorder, these side effects can cause unwanted and unhealthy damage in the meantime. 

We know you have more questions. Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Ashley Lee at My Rivertown Dentist in Madison to learn more and schedule a consultation. We’re always happy to help you and your family!