At our dental practice, we recognize the critical impact of sleep apnea on children’s health, including their airway oral and mental development. Sleep apnea in children is not merely a minor inconvenience; it is a condition that can significantly affect a child’s quality of life and development. Our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive care and effective treatment options tailored to our young patients’ unique needs.

Sleep apnea in children is characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. These interruptions can lead to a decrease in oxygen levels and disrupt restful sleep. The side effects on a child’s airway can be profound, potentially leading to developmental issues, changes in mood, difficulty concentrating and challenges in school performance. From an oral health perspective, untreated sleep apnea can influence facial development and the positioning of teeth.

Recognizing these risks, our practice offers personalized treatment plans that focus on alleviating the symptoms of sleep apnea and supporting the overall development of children. Among the treatment options we provide are the SomnoDent® and MicrO2 oral appliances, as well as Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines.

The SomnoDent and MicrO2 oral appliances are custom-fitted devices designed to keep the airway open during sleep. They work by gently positioning the jaw in a way that facilitates easier breathing. These appliances are a comfortable, effective option for children, making them a popular choice among families seeking a non-invasive solution.

We believe in a holistic approach to treatment, one that includes educating families about sleep hygiene, lifestyle modifications and ongoing support. Our team is committed to working closely with families to ensure that our young patients receive the care they need in a welcoming, understanding environment.

If you suspect your child may be experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, we encourage you to reach out to us at 775-826-1838. Together, we can embark on a journey towards improved health, well-being and a brighter future for your child. Schedule your child’s visit with our dentist, Dr. Tomas de Bruin, to see if they need sleep apnea treatment in Reno, Nevada.