A Better Way to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea
If you are a chronic snorer you might be depriving your partner of adequate sleep. You might also be losing sleep yourself, especially if your snoring is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many patients don’t realize that they have sleep apnea, and those who are diagnosed are often prescribed a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that helps alleviate the symptoms. However, as an alternative, Dr. Lawson may be able to help you stop snoring and treat your sleep apnea with a more comfortable, custom-designed oral appliance.
For children who may exhibit abnormal growth and development of their jaws/oral structures, Dr. Lawson is currently training to provide preventive correction with innovative myofunctional appliances. Known as myobraces, the appliances can help avoid issues such as sleep apnea by ensuring the proper development of their oral tissues, lowering the risks of these tissues blocking the airway as they sleep. Dr. Lawson also strongly encourages women who are expecting or planning on becoming pregnant to treat obstructive sleep apnea as soon as possible. Even if airway issues are only temporary, adequate oxygen for mother and child is critical for development, and to avoid pre-term labor.
If you suspect that you might have sleep apnea, have already been diagnosed and would like an alternative to the CPAP machine, or simply want to stop snoring, schedule a visit with Dr. Lawson by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, today at 515-278-4366.