Posted on 23 March 2022

Most people with sleep apnoea are unaware of their condition -- and it may be a dentist or orthodontist who diagnoses it. 

The most common form of sleep apnoea is obstructive sleep apnoea, a condition in which airways are blocked intermittently during sleep -- greatly reducing oxygen flow to the body and brain. 

It’s a serious condition that can lead to heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Loud snoring is a primary symptom of sleep apnoea.

Fortunately, these professionals can also help treat this sleep disorder.

Key takeaways:                                                     

  • Your orthodontist can help improve your airflow by changing the position of your teeth.
  • You can also receive a custom-made oral appliance (like a retainer) to treat sleep apnoea. 
  • Your orthodontist can straighten your misaligned teeth or crooked jaw and help improve your airflow.

Visit your local dentist or orthodontist if have symptoms of sleep apnea -- including loud snoring.

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