Sleep Apnea Treatment

Serving Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas

sleep apneaSleep apnea is a potentially severe medical condition in which a person’s breathing stops during sleep, sometimes for up to 10 seconds as many as 30 times per hour.

If you suffer from sleep apnea, each time your breathing stops the resulting lack of oxygen triggers your brain to jar you awake and resume your normal breathing. This cycle of interrupted sleep prevents the healthy, regular sleep patterns necessary to function properly during the day and can contribute to other health problems.

Although sleep apnea may not be considered an orthodontic problem, the condition can be effectively treated with orthodontic appliances. Salem, Oregon, orthodontist Dr. JD Miller of Miller & Teel Orthodontics has effectively treated numerous patients suffering from sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances.