Dr. Nelson Can Help You with Sleep Apnea:
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has recently come to the forefront of medical diagnostics as studies have shown the health complications related to undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorder. Research has shown that OSA is also common in children, and can contribute to health issues such as hyperactivity, ADD, heart irregularities, headaches, breathing difficulty, and inadequate growth.
Historically adult OSA has been treated with a CPAP mask which provides positive air flow into the nose and mouth during all phases of sleep. Many patients simply cannot tolerate CPAP and end up discontinuing treatment; a potentially dangerous decision.
Oral appliances have come to the rescue. These appliances provide some of the most advanced, non-invasive, FDA approved treatment available. Results using oral appliances have been very successful. Restful sleep, decreased fatigue, increased energy, weight loss and decreased blood pressure have been commonly reported.
Dr. Nelson and Trinity Orthodontics are skilled at making custom oral appliances and executing therapies to help sleep patients.