CAFF & AHS PARENT'S TOWN HALL EVENT: NOVEMBER 8, 2023
Did you miss our first-ever Children's Airway First Foundation and Airway Health Solutions Parent's Town Hall event? Don't worry! You can watch the full event recording and catch up on everything!
During the Town Hall event, Dr. Miraglia will cover topics including:
History and Origins of Malocclusions
Understanding Why We Have Issues of Underdeveloped Jaws and Poor Breathing
How Treating the Cause Earlier Allows for a Healthier Child
WHAT IS SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING?
According to the American Dental Association, sleep-disordered breathing can be defined as follows:
Sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) are disorders characterized by disruptions in normal breathing patterns. SRBDs are potentially serious medical conditions caused by anatomical airway collapse and altered respiratory control mechanisms. Common SRBDs include snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA has been associated with metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, dental, and other diseases. In children, undiagnosed and/or untreated OSA can be associated with cardiovascular problems, impaired growth as well as learning and behavioral problems.
Crooked teeth can signal a more serious problem, such as a poorly developed jaw. Malocclusion is often accompanied by mouth breathing, which is another sign of an airway disorder. Mouth breathing, malocclusion, and sleep disturbance are often found together in children with misdiagnosed airway disorders.
WATCH THE PARENT'S TOWN HALL EVENT
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