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Sleep Apnea in Children: The Osseous Distraction Cure

November 18th, 2015

DOES YOUR CHILD have loud snoring and multiple pauses in breathing while asleep? If yes, your child my have sleep apnea caused by airway obstruction during sleeping.

Sleep Apnea Can Be Corrected

Sleep apnea is often caused by a small lower jaw. This cause can be corrected by an orthodontist and an oral surgeon working with your sleep study team to eliminate sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Can Affect Your Whole Day

Sleep disruption leads to daytime sleepiness. Children with sleep apnea may appear drowsy, irritable, or have difficulty staying awake or learning at school. This is a serious medical problem and warrants diagnosis and treatment by a qualified physician and sleep disorder team. A consultation with an orthodontist is critical and a sleep study of an overnight polysomnogram be needed to record the severity and number of sleep apnea episodes.

Osseous distraction, or lengthening of the lower jaw, is often a cure for severe sleep apnea. Ask your orthodontist or oral surgeon about this cure.

Permanent lengthening of the lower jaw will restore proper airway and bite function, make your child look and feel great, and be a cure for sleep apnea.

Your orthodontist and oral surgeon can correct your child's small lower jaw and cure their sleep apnea forever. A custom oral appliance is only for mild to moderate cases and is not a permanent cure. A CPAP machine is cumbersome and difficult to wear, especially for children.

We're Here To Help

This sleep apnea case was cured by orthodontist Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca and the sleep apnea team of Gorczyca Orthodontics in Antioch, CA. Find us at To find an orthodontist near you, visit the American Association of Orthodontists at

Eliminate your child's sleep apnea. Osseous distraction for mandibular deficiency, small lower jaw, is a permanent cure.

Wishing you and your loved ones a good night's sleep.

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