Snoring can be disruptive to those who hear it, but for the one snoring, it can often be a sign of troubled breathing (or a condition known as sleep disordered breathing). For children, this condition can often grow worse as their oral and maxillofacial structures develop. When children snore due to irregular oral tissues and/or structures, these irregularities can grow worse as they continue to grow. For everyone, but especially for children, snoring is not normal, and if your child snores, then we can perform an expert examination to determine the underlying cause and address it as soon as possible. Through a combination of early interceptive orthodontics and customized sleep disordered breathing treatment, your child can rest easier without snoring, and you can rest easier knowing that the condition will not grow worse.
If your child snores, then it could be indicative of a more serious underlying sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea. To learn more, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bellisario or Dr. Pizzi by calling our dental office in Del Mar, CA, today at 858-755-0187.