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Sleep & Airway Solutions
Imagine Sleeping Soundly and Waking Fully Refreshed.
Breathing is one of the most vital functions of the human body.
It is well documented that mouth breathing adults are more likely to experience sleep-disordered breathing, fatigue, decreased productivity, and poorer quality of life than those who nasal-breathe.

In children, the harmful effects of mouth breathing are far greater, since it is during these formative years that breathing mode helps to shape the orofacial structures and airways. Children whose mouth breathing is left untreated for extended periods of time, can set the stage for lifelong respiratory problems. These resultant craniofacial alterations associated with mouth breathing can significantly aggravate or increase the risk of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in both children and adults.

There is a lack of awareness regarding the negative impact of airway obstruction via mouth breathing on normal facial growth and physiologic health; and as a result, may be confused for (ADD) and hyperactivity. According to the National Sleep Foundation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is linked to a variety of sleep problems.

Children and adults behave differently as a result of sleepiness. Adults usually become sluggish when tired while children tend to overcompensate and speed up. For this reason, sleep deprivation is sometimes confused with ADHD in children. Children may also be moody, emotionally explosive, and /or aggressive as a result of sleepiness.

Mouth breathing can have a tremendous impact on the mental and physical health of children; as it can be associated with the restriction of the lower airways, poor quality of sleep, reduced cognitive functioning, and a lower quality of life.
The Airway Center Can Help Improve Your Family's Sleep and Health
The best options for improving sleep and airways are:
  1. CPAP and BiPAP Machines

  2. Oral Sleep Appliance

  3. Surgical Jaw Correction (MMA Surgery)

  4. [click here] Airway Orthodontics at an Airway Center location
For most healthy people, the best way to determine if you have sleep-disordered breathing, upper airway resistance syndrome or obstructive sleep apnea is to schedule a home sleep test with an Airway Center Office.

After your home sleep test we will have a consultation with you and review your sleep quality results and discuss recommendations.

If you are unsure, then consider taking our Short 8-Question Self-Assessment [click here].
Here are a few quick testimonials from our patients:

"My sleep and breathing have already improved so I really feel the benefit already which is rewarding." - Katie Guidotti

" I am dreaming more so I am going down into deep sleep, which was almost unheard of for me before. " - Kathy Gifford

"So I have been wearing it for a about a week now and I have slept every single night." - Tracie Daley

"So we began an expander for her jaw and within a few days of wearing the expander she started to sleep through the night.." - Jeniffer Janota

" I am sleeping better; I am having just much better quality of life because of this device." - Derrek Scanlon
Dr. Tanner is a member of our local Dental Society as well as: ADA American Dental Association, AGD Academy of General Dentistry, AAID American Academy of Implant Dentistry, ICOI International College of Oral Implantologists, AAGO American Academy of Gnathological Orthodontists, NAAFO North American Association of Facial Orthotropics, AAPMD American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry. Fully Licensed (# D8947) and Insured by the State of Oregon as a Dentist - General Practice. NPI Number: 1821289984 Dr. Nathan Tanner, DMD, Biologic Natural Dentist.