Detecting growth and development issues with the airway at a young age can prevent sleep apnea and the many medical comorbidities associated with sleep apnea.
High resolution pulse oximetry, GemPro Biometrics and SleepImage cardiopulmonary coupling measurements are very effective methods to screen and analyze sleep quality.
When growth and development issues are detected, they can be treated with expansion of the mouth and airway. Orthodontic treatment or a combination of orthodontic and surgical treatment may be advised.
Orofacial Myology is one key piece in the treatment of sleep apnea. New research available supports the role of Orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing, ankyloglossia, and temporomandibular joint disorder