Children’s Sleep Disordered Breathing
Dr. Sandford uses a progressive system to improve the health and well-being of children by educating and treating the root causes of certain health symptoms such as ADD/ADHD, bed wetting, snoring, hyperactivity, allergies, with a non-invasive procedure that straightens teeth for a lifetime of healthy beautiful smiles.
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Conditions Addressed by Dr. Sandford
Over the last 20 years, clinical research established the connection between certain increasingly common childhood health issues and a single likely root cause – Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). Nine out of ten children suffer from the sleep disorder breathing symptoms. Does your child exhibit any of these symptoms?
- Crowded/Crooked Teeth
- Dark Circles Under the Eyes
- Swollen Adenoids/ Tonsils
- Aggressive Behavior
- Overbite Underdeveloped Lower Jaw
- Daytime Drowsiness
- Bed Wetting
- Chronic Allergies
- Difficulty in School
- Mouth Breathing
- Restless Sleep
- Stunted Growth
If you have a child who suffers from any of the conditions listed above, you owe it to them to explore all avenues into finding the right solution. Time is of the essence.
As if straight teeth wasn’t enough, our Healthy Start System provides some unique benefits for your child, especially when compared to traditional orthodontics.
- Guides incoming permanent teeth, eliminating the need for braces and retainers.
- Achieves full correction within 2-12 months.
- Is a fraction of the cost of braces.
- Promotes proper facial development.
- Develops arch expansion naturally, avoiding extractions.
- Can be started as early as age 2.
- Straightens children’s teeth while they sleep or with only 2 hours of daytime wear.
- Eliminates poor oral habits, mouth breathing, teaches proper swallowing, and addresses sleep disordered breathing.
- Corrects overbite, overjet, cross bites, under bites, gummy smile, open bites, and crowding in 93% of kids when started early.
- Removable appliances that make it easy to maintain proper dental hygiene.
- Has no food restrictions.
- Develops a beautiful smile for life.
“I want other mom’s to know that there is a better solution out there and Dr. Sandford has it. Not only will you have a healthy child, they will also have beautiful teeth. My son had perfect teeth at age 10! It is affordable, simple, natural and the best thing you can do for your child. These are permanent changes, it’s not a Band-Aid, it’s a cure.”
Understanding The Importance of your Child’s Airway
The central issue for many children suffering from the effects of Sleep Disordered Breathing is a compromised airway. When a child’s airway is narrow, underdeveloped or constructive in any way, the child will struggle to receive enough oxygen at night and may resort to mouth breathing which compounds this issue. Dr. Sandford’s treatment can help open up the airway of a growing child by bringing the upper and lower jaws forward and allowing the airway to widen.
Understanding the Danger of Mouth Breathing
Mouth breathing is not the same as nasal breathing, and often leads to a further compromise of the airway. Negative aspects of mouth breathing:
- Can be a contributing factor to a compromised airway and in patients who require orthodontic treatment.
- The proper exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen.
- Prevents the proper function of the tongue and other orofacial muscles that children need to speak, swallow, chew, and function properly.
- Can Cause the delicate tissues of the tonsils and adenoids to swell and become enlarged further impacting a restricted airway.
Conventional Treatment Options
Before now, treatment options such as prescription drugs, surgery, clinical therapy, academic tutors, sleeping, and the years in braces have been the most commonly prescribed ‘solutions.’ None of these conventional treatments can promote or develop a child’s airway and help them get the oxygen and sleep they need to be healthy. Therefore conventional treatments have been limited and ineffective, mainly because the address the symptoms rather than potential root cause.