Most people with sleep apnoea are unaware of their condition until a dentist or orthodontist diagnoses it.
The most common form of sleep apnoea is obstructive sleep apnoea, a condition in which airways are blocked intermittently during sleep -- greatly reducing oxygen flow to the body and brain.
It’s a serious condition that can lead to heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Loud snoring is a primary symptom of sleep apnoea.
Fortunately, these professionals can also help treat this sleep disorder.
- Some braces and aligners can modify the position of teeth and help treat obstructive sleep apnoea.
- Orthodontists can recommend custom-made oral appliances to keep the airways open.
- Long-term use of these appliances should be monitored by an orthodontist.
To recap, orthodontists can screen, diagnose, and help treat different types of sleep apnea so you enjoy better quality of life.
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