At Healthy Smiles of Scappoose, Drs. Liday and Bynum provide skilled and compassionate care to improve the lives of children who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing and better support their optimal growth and development.
Sleep-disordered breathing with improper mouth breathing and a restricted airway result in oxygen deprivation, disturbed sleep, and changes that can affect a child’s overall body chemistry.
One of the most common causes of sleep-disordered breathing in children is obstructive sleep apnea. If left untreated, sleep-disordered breathing in children is a risk factor for the following problems:
Considering the profound impact that sleep-disordered breathing can have on a child’s overall health, neuropsychological development, and quality of life, getting a timely diagnosis and care can make a world of difference.
The HealthyStart® system offers an innovative and effective approach to addressing sleep-disordered breathing in children. Its FDA-approved oral appliance provides a safe, pain-free, and effective way to achieve stable improvements in jaw growth, dental alignment, and breathing. As worn at bedtime, the soft and comfortable appliance works through the night to facilitate the gentle and natural expansion of dental arches. It helps guide the erupting teeth into proper positions without braces and facilitates an open upper airway for improved airflow.
Tailored to each child’s specific needs, the HealthyStart system features a series of custom appliances designed to address sleep-disordered breathing and its associated symptoms.
Remember, a good night’s sleep affects your child’s overall well-being and may impact them reaching their full potential.
For more information on how we can help your child experience improved nighttime breathing and well, contact our office