One of the most important goals we try to accomplish at Impressions Sleep and Wellness Center is to provide preventive treatment for sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing conditions. Many of these conditions are caused by obstructed breathing; that is, your airway is in some way blocked, causing inefficient air intake, or in the case of sleep apnea, irregular breathing during sleep.
To help reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea and prevent the condition before it can develop, our team uses the HealthyStart™ program to help train your child’s mouth as they grow. Dr. Suneet S. Bath treats children as young as 2 years old and uses special (and comfortable!) retainers that promote proper development in the upper and lower jaw and encourage your child to breathe through their nose rather than their mouth.
This helps to open their airway as they age and typically results in fewer health issues related to sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing. This program is usually completed by the time your child is 12 years old and helps promote better breathing, more restful sleep and a higher quality of life.
If you suspect that your child may have sleep apnea in Olympia, Washington, we invite you to contact our office today at 360-493-1866 for more information or to schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable dentist.