Bright32 – Airway Dentistry – SHORELINE, WA
Children’s Airway Solutions in Shoreline, WA
The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child Is Help Them Breathe
Dr. Brenner has helped numerous children whose parents were told by other dentists that their child would outgrow issues such as excessive snoring or teeth grinding while sleeping. He has also helped identify previously undiagnosed tongue ties and the tongue mobility for children, which also affect breathing and proper sleep.
Dr. Brenner’s own son suffered from improper breathing due to dental issues, and he has dedicated a majority of his practice to helping families deal with this serious issue. It is the goal of Dr. Brenner and the team at Bright 32 Family Dentistry to treat your child’s overall dental and wellness development, and not simply straighten their teeth to leave undiagnosed problems. Oftentimes when a sleep disorder in children is not diagnosed or corrected, it can lead to medical problems in adulthood like obstructive sleep apnea.
If you believe your child is suffering from impaired breathing, call us today to discuss how Dr. Brenner can change the way your child sleeps.
How A Sleep Disorder Can Affect Your Child’s Behavior
Have you ever really thought about why your child struggles to listen at school? Is your child constantly overtired in the morning and falling asleep in the classroom? Many children will go years without the proper diagnosis from their pediatrician because that doctor does not have substantial training like Dr. Brenner in airway and facial development to identify underlying issues that contribute to these behaviors.
It is extremely important that your child receives the proper diagnosis so they are more attentive in school. Speak to our office today about a proper evaluation and have Dr. Brenner give you the guidance and resources you need to help your child thrive.
Orthodontics and Child Sleep Apnea
The importance of scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Brenner is critical as there can be a number of issues causing airway problems in children. Your child could have an underbite, a severe overbite or teeth that cannot align properly. In other cases, children may have a lip tie or tongue tie that is the actual cause of sleep problems that leads to more complicated orthodontic issues. Since it takes a dedicated professional such as Dr. Brenner to diagnose any issue, it is important to have an early intervention by him and his team at Bright 32 Family Dentistry.
In fact, the American Academy of Orthodontics recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. This is because there are underlying dental and jaw problems that can contribute to larger medical issues as your child grows older. To learn more how Dr. Brenner can aid your family, please schedule a consultation today to help your child regain better concentration and more robust sleep.
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Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatment
- Enhance performance in school and daily activities
- Improve behavioral and overall health conditions
- Prevent serious conditions like obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular problems
What are the common signs of a sleep disorder in children?
Signs and symptoms may vary among children, but common signs are behavioral problems at school, poor sleeping habits and waking up in the middle of the night, bedwetting, snoring, grinding and clenching while sleeping, speech problems, dark circles under the eyes, and an open mouth posture.
What treatment is available for an airway problem in children?
Dr. Brenner offers a comprehensive evaluation for proper diagnosis of any pediatric airway issues. Many times in pediatric airway issues, it is related to a lip or tongue tie, and your child would be referred for a frenectomy. We also offer early orthodontic appliances to help guide and promote proper dental growth. Most importantly, we will give you the guidance needs to help your child reach optimal health.
What is the cost of airway treatment?
Exact pricing for treatment can only be determined after an exam. At Bright 32 Family Dentistry we accept most major dental insurances, offer an in-office membership program, as well as provide flexible financing options to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses. We work with all of our patients to fit costs into your budget and find a plan that works for YOU!