Learning issues, anxiety, aggression, daytime sleepiness, mouth breathing, snoring, and many more behavioral and health problems may be traced to insufficient growth of the face and jaw structures, preventing children from getting a night of good, restful sleep. Research over the last 20+ years has connected many behavioral and physical problems with improper or deficient growth of the lower jaw, upper jaw, or sometimes both. These deformities lower a child’s oxygen levels during sleep.
Luckily, dentists like Dr. Rosenfeldt, with the help of orthodontists, sleep physicians, ENT doctors, and therapists, are working together to not only stop but reverse these growth problems. Dr. Rosenfeldt became passionate about pediatric and adult sleep-related breathing disorders when her children were struggling with sleeping, eating, concentrating, etc. Learning first what a sleep-related breathing disorder is, then how to change its course and prevent Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) disease, and finally, a way to prevent this disorder and progression into a common condition.
Watch this video explaining the physical causes of Sleep Disordered Breathing.
If you have concerns with yourself or your child, please call (701) 373-0681 to schedule an exam. Let us discuss the possible causes and solutions to improve breathing, sleep, growth and development, learning, and overall health. It may change a child’s life.