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  • Sleep Apnea Treatment Chandler, AZ

    Sleep Apnea Treatment Chandler, AZ

    Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleeping disorder that affects many Americans including adults and children. About 85{a61db2342be2f4502ad84d5843f1ba2bc59b5c36ff485e0f316100ac642ba3ae} of adult Americans are undiagnosed with OSA and 80{a61db2342be2f4502ad84d5843f1ba2bc59b5c36ff485e0f316100ac642ba3ae} are untreated. That’s about 18 million adult Americans suffering with sleep apnea without the realization of having it. Sleep Apnea is a risk to your health since it obstructs your sleeping habits.

    Some risks of sleep apnea include:

    • Increasing age
    • Chronic nasal obstruction
    • Smoking
    • Alcohol or sedative use
    • Family history
    • Tonsils and adenoids
    • The male gender is at high risk
    • Anatomic abnormalities of upper airway
    • Obesity

    There are many medical consequences that can come with untreated and diagnosed OSA including coronary heart disease and strokes. It really affects how your heart functions and may even cause heart failure. That’s why Dr. Dykman and the team at Bullmoose Orthodontics recommend getting checked by a qualified professional to diagnose you with OSA and come up with possible solutions.

    It’s suggested by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine that oral appliances are to be used with patients with excessive snoring and have been diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA. Oral appliances have been proven to improve blood oxygen saturation levels and are associated with fewer side effects in patients with OSA. What the oral appliances do is position the lower jaw forward so that it can be more comfortable for the patient and make a cleared airway for better breathing which will help avoid snoring.

    The professionals at Bullmoose Orthodontics working near Chandler, AZ provide custom fitted appliances that will be comfortable and effective for their patients which will help reduce symptoms. The best thing about the appliance that Dr. Dykman can provide is that you can continue doing normal habits such as yawning, opening your mouth, eating, drinking or even speaking while wearing the appliance. They want to give you the support you need for a better sleep.


    Dr. Dick Dykman and the team at Bullmoose Orthodontics are experts in sleep apnea treatment. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Chandler, AZ, Maricopa County, AZ, Mesa, AZ, Tempe, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, Queen Creek, AZ, Ahwatukee, AZ or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dykman contact Bullmoose Orthodontics at: (480) 782-1200