Can cosmetic dentistry treat sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders disrupt your sleep patterns and affects those around you. When a sleep disorder affects your rest, it steals your well-being. Sleep deprivation and the inability to focus is a common side effect. You could also find yourself with a slowed metabolism and be placed at a higher risk for alarming health conditions in the future.
When your body doesn’t get enough oxygen, it forces your heart to work too hard, taking a toll. If your sleep disorder is getting the best of you, you need to find a solution before it is too late.
Common sleep disorder treatments
Your sleep disorder dentist may recommend several alternatives to treat your problem.
- Using a pillow that positions your head in a different manner could be effective.
- Wearing an oral appliance that properly aligns your jaw is another common solution.
- The CPAP device, a machine that produces continuous positive airway pressure, is often prescribed as well. However, this involves being attached to a machine every night, wearing a mask, and dealing with inconvenience. Many find that the machine itself disrupts their rest.
While all of these treatment options may be effective, there is another alternative that focuses on your teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry could be the way to manage your sleep disorder
Your sleep disorder could stem from a problem with your teeth. If the surface of your teeth are not properly aligned, your jaw could be compensating for the problem. In the end, you may be sleeping with a jaw that is not in proper alignment, causing an obstruction of your airway that wakes you up at night.
Cosmetic dentistry?procedures can:
- repair damaged teeth
- replace missing teeth
- straighten crooked teeth
To address the problems with your bite.?Deal with any underlying problems with your teeth and you may see your sleep disorder go away.
Sleep well. Look great
When you are looking for another opinion concerning your sleep disorder, a dentist is a good place to start. Make an appointment today. Find out how fixing your teeth now could help you to have sweet dreams once more by downloading my free e-book, “Cosmetic Dentistry is for Everyone”