APNEA TREATMENT IN TERMS OF ORTHODONTICS – LET YOUR BREATH BE FREE
According to research of European scientists in the field of prevention and treatment of apnea in terms of orthodontics, parents do not often give high weight to sleep disorders and its complications in the form of snoring or apnea in their little children and teens. Before we talk about the apnea treatment let us tell you what this definition means.
APNEA AND ITS CAUSES – HOW DOES IT RELATE TO DENTISTRY?
Apnea is a partial cessation of breathing during sleep which can be repeated and last from 10 seconds. Apnea, according to the latest data from various sources, is found not only in adults and elderly, but also in children and teenagers. Near 7 to 15% of children of different age groups snore during sleep which is often followed by sleep apnea.
The most common causes of sleep apnea are:
- Obstruction (blockage) of the pharyngeal airways level associated with enlargement of suprapharyngeal tongue or falling back of tongue
- Wrong position of the lower jaw and other malocclusion
- Disorders of the center nervous system
Apnea of obstructive etiology develops in children older than one year and is the result of birth traumas, hereditary diseases or congenital abnormalities.
HOW AND BY WHOM IS CARRIED OUT APNEA TREATMENT?
Lately it has been stated that etiologically apnea may be associated with malocclusion, abnormal position of the lower jaw and muscle dysfunction of maxillofacial area.
Orthodontics means “straight teeth” in Greek and is a branch of dentistry which deals with diagnostics, prevention and treatment of anomalies in dental system, many of which can cause respiratory dysfunction during sleep.
CAUSES FOR APNEA TREATMENT IN TERMS OF ORTHODONTICS
Among the anomalies of dental system, leading to the development of sleep apnea, there are various malocclusions. The reason for this may be teeth overcrowding in the front or lateral sections as a result of premature loss of milk teeth. All of these disorders can be eliminated even before school age.
To carry out apnea treatment in terms of orthodontics is permitted when child has reached 4 years, all the more that 4-6 year old kids are much more willing to cooperate with doctors than older children. So do not postpone your visit to the doctor and turn to “Smile Studio” for a professional help. The address: Kiev, Yuri Shumsky 5 str., Berezniaky district.