At Chester Dental Care, we use a multidisciplinary approach to reduce symptoms of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. Our treatment modality includes the following types of treatments:
Vivos appliances can help with jaw expansion, teeth straightening and tooth positioning, and help alleviate symptoms of sleep disordered breathing, mild to moderate sleep apnea, and snoring.
Snoring Laser Treatment:
Fotona's NightLase® therapy is a non-invasive laser treatment for increasing the quality of sleep. A gentle, laser-induced tightening effect causes the contraction of collagen in oral mucosa tissue, resulting in improved sleep for patients suffering from sleep apnea and snoring.
The Fotona laser technology optimizes the length of laser pulses, allowing for penetration of heat into the oral mucosa. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, yet strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating.
NightLase, a non-surgical laser procedure that can be performed in a doctor's or dentist's office, can help reduce and attenuate snoring and provide an effective, non-invasive method of treating sleep apnea. Research has shown that it is highly effective.
Myofunctional therapy is a type of physical therapy that focuses on the face, mouth and jaws. If you breathe through your mouth or have an imbalance in the way your tongue rests in your mouth, you may be a candidate for this type of treatment.
You can reduce snoring through nasal breathing and/or strengthening throat muscles. Myofunctional therapy exercises seem to be helpful in treating other types of sleep-disordered breathing, as well.
Improving or correcting crowded teeth is sometimes motivated by a desire to improve the appearance of one's smile, but it may have more pressing underlying motives as well.
Airway orthodontics, by analyzing a person's anatomy, physiology, neurology and breathing patterns, helps detect the underlying cause of crooked teeth. A treatment plan will then be developed to ensure whole body wellness. Treatment can result in the following improvements:
- Straight teeth
- Correctly positioned jaws
- Well balanced faces
- Healthy TMJ
- Stable upper cervical spine