Depending on age, symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can include:

  • Snoring
  • Bed wetting
  • Short periods when breathing pauses
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Behavioural problems
  • Poor performance
  • Tiredness, or episodes of sleeping during the day

Treatment For Sleep Apnea

For your sleep apnea treatment, your primary care physician may refer you to an ear, nose and throat specialist, or pediatric sleep specialist. Often a combined specialist approach works, and this can include Greater Vancouver orthodontist Dr. Bianco contributing to your sleep apnea treatment therapy.

With treatment, most people improve dramatically and enjoy a very productive life.

Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

Diagnosis of sleep apnea may involve three-dimensional radiographs (Computerized Tomography – CT). Further diagnostics include special equipment to monitor sleep patterns that reveal episodes of interrupted breathing.

Types of Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea treatment in children may involve removal of the tonsils. Some people require the use of a portable machine called a ‘continuous positive airway pressure' or CPAP. Others benefit from wearing an acrylic appliance, worn during sleep, customized by sleep apnea specialist Dr. Bianco.

Long-term monitoring by all specialists involved is necessary to review progress.

What some of our clients have to say

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"Dr. Bianco's level of professionalism and parent care is truly outstanding! His work on my son, Lorenzo is excellent! We like the fact that he engages the parents in the whole treatment process. Now my daughter, Gianina is next in line."

- Jonathan N.

"Thank you for your hard work and kindness. We are so satisfied with a good result. Thank you very much again."

- Young Y.

"After just over 18 months the braces came off leaving behind perfectly straight teeth. The gorgeous smile my daughter had been waiting for had happened! Our total orthodontic experience has been great."

- Jasmine R.