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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"I am 37 years old and Dr. B was my orthodontist at the age of 11 and my smile today is still picture perfect. Dr. B and staff are still fantastic and I remember walking through the doors for my appointments and now I walk through the doors with my daughter for the past 20 months and it is still that fantastic feeling of warm hearted, caring people."

- Angela K.

"The first time I had braces top and bottom. Recently, I decided to have the bottom front straightened again as I really hadn't followed instructions properly, regarding wearing my retainer at the end of treatment. This only took about eight months and now I'm wearing a retainer for about four months.
PS. May I mention I am 84 years old. You are never too old!"

- Eleanor S.

"I had a great experience! I got to pick different colored elastic bands to help tighten my teeth – there were a lot of colors! There were a variety of flavours to choose from when I had to do molds for my teeth. The staff were really nice and flexible. They gave me appointment times that fitted nicely into my busy schedule."

- Hannah W.