Treatment for Snoring & Airway Issues
Howard Orthodontics specializes in treating snoring and airway problems, ensuring you and your loved ones enjoy peaceful, restorative sleep.
Understanding Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a prevalent condition affecting over 12 million Americans. It's characterized by periodic breathing interruptions during sleep, sometimes as frequently as 20-30 times an hour.
These interruptions, although brief, prevent deep sleep, leading to constant daytime drowsiness. The primary signs of sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring
- Waking up breathless
- Choking sounds during sleep
- Morning headaches
- Unintentional daytime napping
- Extreme fatigue throughout the day
Snoring Solutions That Really Work
Did you know that specially trained orthodontists like Dr. Howard can effectively treat snoring and related airway issues?
Treatment options include positive airway pressure devices, such as CPAP and BiPAP. For those who find these methods challenging, custom-fitted oral appliances are available. Crafted by dentists with expertise in Dental Sleep Medicine, these devices comfortably and precisely position the jaw to alleviate snoring and mild-to-moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
At Howard Orthodontics, we're dedicated to identifying individuals with Sleep Disordered Breathing and collaborating with sleep physicians to devise the best-personalized treatment plans.
If you or your sleeping partner snore or if you often feel fatigued, a straightforward assessment can determine your risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). Let Howard Orthodontics guide you to the ideal treatment for your snoring or sleep apnea concerns.