A physician specializing in sleep medicine makes the diagnosis of sleep disorders through sleep studies and makes appropriate medical interventions and treatment recommendations.
We understand that orthognathic surgery can be a daunting prospect. We only work with the best surgeons in the country to ensure the highest level of expertise and the best possible outcomes for our patients. Although orthognathic surgery is generally considered a last resort, it can be necessary to correct severe jaw joint problems and restore proper airflow. We’ve witnessed numerous successful outcomes from this procedure, and we use it judiciously to achieve the best possible results for our patients.
We work with airway conscious pediatric dentists who can help us improve outcomes for children through early detection and intervention of airway problems and orthodontic issues. Working together, we can help ensure optimal airway growth, jaw development and oral health for children – and prevent significant issues from developing down the road.
Respiratory therapists assist with the management of breathing disorders, including the fitting and maintenance of CPAP devices for sleep apnea patients.
An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist assesses and treats any structural abnormalities or obstructions in the upper airway that may contribute to sleep apnea. They perform surgical procedures to remove enlarged tonsils or adenoids or correct nasal obstructions.
Provides guidance on weight loss and healthy eating habits, as obesity is a signficant risk factor for sleep apnea.
Breastfeeding can impact the development of the oral cavity and airway. Lactation consultants can help mothers and babies establish proper breastfeeding techniques that promote optimal oral and airway development. By working with lactation consultants, we can help support the overall health and well-being of our patients from infancy through adulthood.
An allergist’s expertise in diagnosing and treating allergies contributes to a comprehensive approach to airway management, ensuring that interventions are tailored to address all underlying factors that may impact breathing and overall airway health.