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There are over ninety diagnosable sleep disorders in children. These sleep disorders can affect kids’ brains, hearts, blood pressure, craniofacial and somatic growth, alteration in appetites.
Ninety-five percent of children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are never diagnosed. Children will struggle to function and stay awake, they have significant learning, behavior, speech and mood problems. Usually these children will be more likely diagnosed with ADHD.
Craniofacial orthopedics and orthodontics are effective solutions for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by changing the shape, size and relationship of the bones in the jaw and face and creating enough space in your mouth for your tongue to relax naturally during sleep.
Parents are invited to have a craniofacial growth evaluation early in the life of children, parents might notice sign and symptoms like snoring, noisy breathing, night waking and think this is normal. We invite them to know, these symptoms are NOT normal, they are unfortunately common and need to be evaluated and treated.
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