Our Pediatric Treatment And Approach

Understanding Sleep Disordered Breathing

You love your children and want to give them the best opportunities in life. But what if something as simple as breathing is interfering with their success? Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) affects many of us, ranging from mild snoring all the way up to a severe form of obstruction during sleep called Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

When a child’s breath is impeded while they’re sleeping, it can slow down their heart rate or increase blood pressure which may wake them up at night – and eventually disrupts sleep altogether! Proper brain function becomes an impossibility, and other medical complications often follow. This short video demonstrates how sleep-disordered breathing has developed to become an issue today.

Signs & Symptoms Of SDB

Sadly, 9 out of 10 children suffer from one or more symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing/sleep apnea. Symptoms like ADHD/ADD, bed-wetting and night terrors are just a few signs that something is wrong with your child’s health.

These problems do not self correct; 93% will continue to experience these issues for the rest of their lives and 30% worsen as they grow older.

  • ADD / ADHD
  • Bed Wetting
  • Difficulty in School (Math, Science, Spelling)
  • Mouth Breathing / Snoring
  • Restless Sleep
  • Delayed or Stunted Growth
  • Nightmares
  • Irritability / Anger
  • Morning Headaches
  • Chronic Allergies / Eczema / Asthma
  • Depression
  • Tooth Grinding
  • Swollen Adenoids / Tonsils
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Peer Problems / Few Friends
  • Frequently Wakes Up At Nightmares
  • Sleep Talking / Walking
Watch This Video About Mouth Breathing

The Vivos Solution To
Childhood Sleep Disordered Breathing

In this video, Connor’s mother found that her son’s development, academic and behavioral issues could all be solved with the Vivos oral appliance. Now there is a way to achieve natural jaw and airway growth through this device by kids wearing it every night.

Connor had his tonsils removed but now he can have NO need for surgery or unnatural medications because of the Vivos! The Vivos appliance is an innovative, next-generation device that helps to eliminate the need for surgery and unnatural medications. Connor’s story can be seen in this video.

Childhood Treatment May Include

The Vivos System – Each vivos system is designed to perform a specific function. The most popular type of vivos for children patients is the eight-point variety, which combines with dental impressions to create a custom appliance that gently shifts your jawbone forward as it moves. This alleviates symptoms like snoring or daytime sleepiness caused by excess tissue in the airway.

Myofunctional therapy – a program that is used to correct the improper function of your tongue and facial muscles by strengthening them through specific exercises.

Lingual frenectomy – sometimes people are born with a short lingual frenum (connects your tongue to your mouth) that restricts their tongues movement. This condition is called ankyloglossia, or “tongue tie” and can interfere during the infant years when breastfeeding as well as speech development in children. A quick procedure called a lingual frenectomy gives the person greater range of motion and alleviates airway obstruction caused by restricted tongue function.

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