When you hear the name Leone & Vaughn Orthodontics, it is a common notion we only provide orthodontic treatments. However, orthodontics is much more than straightening teeth. It is also correcting your bite to prevent extreme cases such as sleep apnea.
Believe it or not, loud, noticeable snoring is a common sign of sleep apnea. What exactly is sleep apnea? This potentially life-threatening illness is when your soft throat tissues collapse, blocking your airways and causing you to breathe abnormally. Of course, there are other symptoms of sleep apnea including fatigue, constant headaches, inability to focus, and much more.
If not treated, your conditions will worsen to severe health risks such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even death. Dr. Paola Leone and Dr. Gregory Vaughn are specialists of sleep apnea in Seattle, and will refer you to a reliable sleep clinic if clear symptoms of sleep apnea are suspected to monitor your sleeping patterns. From there, your sleep apnea specialists will determine the best treatments that’ll suit to your needs.
One option is choose an orthodontic treatment to align your jaw to open your throat and prevent any airway blockage. However, if your case is more serious, Drs. Leone & Vaughn will refer you to an oral surgeon specializing in sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea can disrupt your life, and we want you to live a life without any disruptions! If you or a loved one are suffering from sleep apnea, call us today for your personal consultation!