Pediatric dentists are trained to provide a variety of treatments for snoring and teeth grinding. Oral appliance therapy is one of the most common treatments used to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in adults. An oral appliance is a personalized device that is worn while sleeping, similar to an orthodontic retainer. It works by preventing the airway from collapsing by holding the mandible in a forward position.
This type of therapy is an effective treatment for both snoring and sleep apnea. In addition to oral appliance therapy, there are other treatments available for snoring and teeth grinding. Lifestyle changes, such as avoiding alcohol and sleeping on your side, can help reduce snoring. Medical interventions, such as nasal strips or CPAP machines, may also be recommended.
It's important to talk to your healthcare provider or pediatric dentist if you have any of these problems to determine the underlying cause and find the most appropriate treatment.