ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING?
SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING Symptoms:
The most common signs and symptoms of sleep disordered breathing:
- Loud snoring
- Sleep Apnea
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Awakening with a dry mouth
- Morning headache
- Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
- Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
- Mouth Breathing
- Teeth Grinding
- Misaligned Teeth
- Forward Head Posture
- Receded Chin
- Chronic Neck And Shoulder Pain
- Sleepiness While Driving
- Easily Tired
- Inability To Lose Weight
- Under Eye Circles
- Swollen Tonsils
- DRUG RESISTANT GERD
SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING Causes:
Modern Diet: Our bodies have adapted over the centuries to the soft, processed foods we eat. Reduced jaw and tongue use has resulted in smaller mouths, smaller airways and crowded teeth.
Tongue Ties: Tethered tongues sit low in the mouth, change head posture, and negatively impact jaw growth. During sleep, they often block the airway.
Environmental Factors: Environmental and food allergies can lead to chronic congestion and mouth breathing.
Anatomical characteristics: The size and positioning of a person’s neck, jaw, tongue, tonsils, and other tissue near the back of the throat can directly affect airflow.
SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING Treatment:
If you’re suffering from sleep disordered breathing, you can breathe a little easier knowing that drugs and invasive treatments aren’t your only option.
Tribeca Dental Studio has several ways to solve the underlying causes of Sleep Disordered Breathing:
1. MID-FACIAL EXPANDER (MARPE)
- Expands the palate
- Increases nasal volume and improves breathing
- Improves facial aesthetics
- Creates room for the tongue
- Reduces the need for surgery
- Reduces the need for CPAP
- Reduces the need for sleep appliances
What is MARPE?
Miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expansion (MARPE) is an effective non-surgical and non-extraction treatment approach for expanding the upper jaw, known as the maxilla. A narrow maxilla is associated with nasal obstruction, crowded teeth, and hindered facial development. Conventional maxillary expander treatments are common to treat narrow maxilla. However, these are limited to children because the suture holding the maxillary bone together (known as the midpalatal suture) fuses around 12-15 years of age. MARPE is innovative because it extends this timeline by directly connecting the expander to the palatal bone. MARPE can be effective for young adults whose suture has already fused.
How does MARPE work?
MARPE works by expanding the maxillary bone, thereby increasing the volume of the nasal cavity and oral cavity. This decreases nasal resistance and give the tongue more room to sit upwards and forwards in the mouth, making the airway larger.
2. INVISALIGN FOR ADULTS
- Expands dental arches
- Aligns teeth
- Delivers gentle cyclical bone-building forces
- Aesthetic and discrete
- Allows comfortable daily functioning
- Easy to care for
- Reduces risk of decay
What is Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Your dentist at Tribeca Dental Studi0 will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your dentist will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
3. NightLase® therapy is a Laser Treatment for Snoring and Apnea.
- Non-invasive, "walk-in walkout" procedure
- Immediate results from the 1st day of treatment
- No postoperative pain
- No anesthesia required
- Treatment for Snoring and Apnea.
It's simple, safe, and effective for increasing the quality of your sleep!
If you’re suffering from snoring or sleep apnea, NightLase may be the best choice for you.
What is NightLase treatment?
NightLase is a fast, patient-friendly and practically non-invasive treatment for snoring. It reduces snoring intensity with a gentle laser light treatment. It also can be used to help treat sleep apnea for patients who can't tolerate CPAP or oral devices.
How does Nightlase treatment work?
NightLase works by moderately heating soft tissues in throat. This stimulates collagen regeneration which
creates a tightening effect – reducing the vibrations that cause snoring.
With NightLase the procedure is quick and comfortable, usually taking about 20-30 minutes. Thanks to the
moderate energy produced by the laser – there is no burning or cutting so you can eat, drink and talk normally
as soon as your appointment is finished.
NightLase is offered in a series of treatments – requiring 3-5 visits depending on individual patient factors. Research has found that by completing an annual maintenance appointment the benefits of NightLase treatment can be maintained long term.
Why should you Treat SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING ?
If left untreated, sleep disordered breathing can lead to:
- DEMENTIA / MENTAL CONFUSION
- HEART DISEASE
- MEMORY LOSS
- WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM
- ACID REFLUX
- BREATHING PROBLEMS
- HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
- ADULT ASTHMA
- DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
- LOW BLOOD OXYGEN
- DECREASED SEX DRIVE
- HIGH BLOOD SUGAR
- HIGH CHOLESTEROL
If you or your partner has noticed signs of sleep disordered breathing, call us today to learn more.