Dr. Mel McManus and his team, use an all-natural, non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical treatment option for Sleep Disordered Breathing in Winnipeg.
When a child’s airway is narrow, underdeveloped or constricted in any way, there is a disruption in the oxygen/CO2 balance in the child’s bloodstream during sleep. Airway Development and Sleep Wellness Treatment can help open the airway, allowing your child to get a deeper and more restful sleep.
Airway Development and Sleep Wellness Treatment has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth.
As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear.
When children are treated early, Airway Development and Sleep Wellness Treatment can address the root cause of SDB, correcting bad oral habits and naturally promoting growth and development of the jaw and airway.
Through a series of oral appliances worn for only a few hours a day or at night, we can gently widen the dental arches, allowing the jaws to develop correctly.
The end result is a more developed airway and a sound, deep sleep for your child.
An appointment can be requested to meet with our Sleep Wellness consultants and Dr. Ellen Wong. During this consultation, we will explain the benefits of Airway Development and Sleep Wellness Treatment appliances for your child.Thereafter, the sleep centre procedures are as follows:
Initial Appointment consists of panoramic x-ray (displays the upper/lower jaw, all teeth present, and sinuses), cephalometric x-ray (displays the side of the patients' profile, enabling to view the airway), photo of your child's profile/dentition, and the delivery of the "habit correcting" appliance.
In some cases, additional orthodontic appliances may be necessary such as: Expansion Appliances, Cross Bite Correction Appliances, Limited Bracketing (Minor Alignment of teeth), and/or Retainers.