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Can Invisalign help with sleep apnea?

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9th March 2018

Can Invisalign help with sleep apnea?

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According to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, 38,000 deaths occur on an annual basis related to cardiovascular problems associated with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition, but what is it and can Invisalign help?

If you suffer from it, then you’ll probably be feeling quite tired. When we sleep, the walls of our throats relax and if you have sleep apnea a blockage can occur, causing a lack of breath for up to 30 seconds. Sufferers may snore and wake themselves up, but more commonly their gasping sounds and noisy breathing tend to keep their partners awake.

Because you’ll be experiencing a lack of oxygen while you sleep, your body will be pulled out of its deep sleep mode, depriving you of the sort of sleep everyone needs on a nightly basis in order to function well and remain healthy.

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Invisalign benefits for Sleep Apnea

The Sacramento Dentistry Group have discovered that some sleep apnea conditions are caused by imperfect jaw arches; a solution for which can be the application of Invisalign braces.

Would you like to gain a better night’s sleep and have your teeth moved into a more attractive alignment at the same time? If so, then please give our friendly reception team at our dentist in London a call to book yourself in for a consultation. We’ll explain how the Invisalign system works and examine your teeth to see if you would be a suitable candidate for the treatment.

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man wearing Invisalign aligners while sleeping with sleep apnea

Does Invisalign help with snoring?

Misaligned teeth may increase the risk of breathing problems when you sleep, including snoring. Whilst having straighter teeth may not cure sleep apnea or snoring, it may help alleviate obstructed breathing and help you get a better night’s sleep, enabling you to feel more energetic during the day.

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About Invisalign braces

Invisalign braces are a clear braces brand that consists of aligner trays worn over the upper and lower jaws. They can correct most orthodontic problems and shift your teeth into a more attractive position, regardless of whether your alignment issue has to do with overlapping teeth, protruding teeth, or a bite problem.

During the Invisalign treatment period, you’ll wear a number of alignment trays, with each one furthering the journey of your teeth. This is a removable braces system, so you’ll take your transparent aligner trays out to eat your meals and brush your teeth. Following Invisalign treatment, your teeth should be straighter and your smile more attractive. As this globally respected brand has just fitted its 5 millionth pair of braces, you can see we’re not the only ones who see just how effective they are.

Enjoyed this post on Invisalign aligners? Why not also check out: Invisalign Dos and Don’ts!


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Book your Invisalign Consultation

To find out more about Invisalign braces for tooth straightening, or for helping the arches that cause sleep apnea, please get in touch with our team here in South West London. We’ll happily examine your teeth with a view to assessing whether or not you’d be a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.