While it’s understandable that many people don’t realize it, there is a direct correlation between sleep apnea, a condition marked by interrupted patterns of healthy sleep, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Interestingly, both are associated with a narrowing of the nasal passages and oral cavity, and something that experienced Orthodontists treat on a regular basis. At Get It Straight Orthodontics in Rochester, NY, we provide safe, painless ADHD and sleep apnea treatments for those seeking an effective alternative to potent medications.

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Achieving the most optimal results starts by identifying your symptoms or your child’s symptoms, and determining whether or not it’s something that can be professionally treated without medication. Here’s an overview of the most common warning signs of ADHD and sleep apnea, to help you better understand what to expect when considering taking your child to the Orthodontist:

  • Waking up frequently, teeth grinding while sleeping, or bed wetting
  • The tendency to breathe through the mouth, whether awake or sleeping
  • Excessive swings in energy during the day, including hyperactivity or fatigue
  • Having been recently been diagnosed with ADHD from their pediatrician
  • Increasingly frequent or intense behavioral issues during school and play

It’s common for people to immediately resort to medicines when it comes to their health and wellbeing, as well as their child’s health and wellbeing; but when we’re talking about sleep apnea or ADHD, or a combination of the two, the right Orthodontist can offer solutions that are effective and painless, without the need for prescription medications. For answers to your questions or to schedule an appointment, contact us today and we’ll help you get started.

Get It Straight Orthodontics has offices in Rochester, Pittsford, and Macedon, and we invite you to contact the one nearest you for immediate assistance. You can reach us by phone at 585-248-5100 or via email by filling out the short contact form on our secure website.