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Orthodontics For Sleep Apnea Treatment

Did you know that orthodontic treatment offerssome of the most effective and long-lasting solutions for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Learn more today.

Sleep well tonight with orthodotonic treatment for sleep apnea at nyc sleep well.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea occurs when an individual stops breathing for several seconds — and in some cases minutes while sleeping. This occurrence is commonly referred to as an “apneic event.”The most common form of the disorder is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA ) in which the airways are obstructed or collapsed, making it difficult if not impossible to breathe properly.

Sleep apnea is a chronic and progressive health problem that will potentially worsen over time. If left untreated, it can cause serious long term health issues including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure and heart attacks
  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Excessive fatigue and sleepiness
  • Decreased libido

For children and adolescents, untreated sleep apnea can also be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities such as school and even sports.

How can orthodontic treatment help treat obstructive sleep apnea?

For those diagnosed with sleep apnea, the first line of treatment typically recommended is a CPAP machine. However, studies reveal that many patients don’t use their CPAP long term with only 42% still using their machines after five years. In large part, this is due to the inconvenience and awkwardness of sleeping and traveling with a CPAP machine and mask every night. In addition, a CPAP machine requires high maintenance such as everyday cleaning and distilled water during use.

At NYC Sleep Well, our experienced team of sleep specialists, orthodontist, pediatric dentists, oral surgeon, and ENTs will develop a custom plan based on your condition along with your lifestyle and personal preferences. We understand that many prefer alternative treatments to CPAP and are pleased to offer options, including:

  • Custom oral appliance. Commonly known as a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), the applianceis worn in your mouthwhile you sleep. The device holds the lower jaw forward just enough to keep the airway open and prevent the tongue and muscles in the upper airway from collapsing and blocking the airway.
  • Orthodontic movement of the teeth. Using a Maxillary Palatal Expander or Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) together with braces, the treatment will expand the palate and open the arch to be wider, subsequently advancing the lower jaw to move the back of the tongue forward. As a result of the changed skeletal relationship, a permanent airway solution will be created.
  • Multiple crowns to alter the bite. With the jaw in a forward position, we change the shape of the teeth by utilizing a full arch of crowns to change the bite to that forward position. By changing the tooth relationship to bring the jaw forward and tongue off the back of the throat, it also creates a permanent airway solution.

In addition to these treatments, we offer an array of proven in-office procedures and surgical treatments such as orthognathic surgery to move the jaw forward relative to the airway.

Why choose NYCSleepWell for your sleep apnea treatment?

Led by Dr. Ruben Cohen , a Board CertifiedOral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, our skilled team of orthodontists and ENTs have extensive experience in dental and orthodontic treatments in addition to surgicalprocedures for treatment of sleep apnea. These include the Pillar Procedure , Nasal Surgery , Radiofrequency , Genioglossus Advancement, hyoid suspension, and Maxillomandibular Advancement.

For your added peace-of-mind, our facility is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the Gold Standard in Accreditation.

Don’t delay if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea!

Sleep apnea isn’t just about snoring . It’s about the potentially dangerous and life threatening side effects. If you’ve already been diagnosed and have tried a CPAP machine without success, contact us today at (212) 988-6724 to explore our array of effective orthodontic treatments. Or, if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea but have not yet been diagnosed, contact us to schedule a sleep test.

Our goal, plain and simple, is to help you sleep well – and be healthy!


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