Sleep Apnea Treatment

Self-Ligating Braces

Sleep is important because it allows us to feel rested and operate at our optimum capacity, but in the long run, sleep affects much more than functionality.

By law, only a dental professional can deliver and manage an oral appliance. Orthodontists, because of their daily practice focus, are the most appropriate dental professional to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea, snoring, or CPAP intolerant patients who need to be treated through these oral appliances. Since we routinely work with similar type appliances and manage jaw position more than any other dental professional, it makes us an obvious choice when it comes to correcting sleep abnormalities.

Are you or your child having trouble sleeping? Poor sleeping habits can cause serious health issues such as:

  • Weakening of the immune system
  • Memory loss
  • Increase in pain perception
  • Irritability and impatience
  • Mood swings

However, when the cause of poor sleep is a breathing disorder, like excessive snoring or sleep apnea, the medical implications can actually lead to life threatening illnesses.

While medications exist to treat sleep disorders, a person can easily become dependent. At Demko Orthodontics, our belief is that the root cause of ones Sleep Disorder must be fixed rather than medicated.

We want to facilitate living long healthy lives. Our Sleep Coordinator will guide you through every step, working closely with Doctor Demko, ENTs, and Sleep Clinics to insure every patient is informed of all their options, understands the treatment and how it works, and gets timely and relevant results.