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Pediatric Sleep Care

Did You Know the quality of your child’s sleep is critical for their development?

There are many health benefits to having a good night’s rest! Good sleep is critical for your child’s physical, mental, emotional and behavioral health and well-being. During sleep, many hormones are released, including those important for growth. Quality sleep also improves immunity, decreasing the chance of general health problems. In addition, sleep helps your child’s brain replenish and efficiently retain information. Children who sleep well tend to show better concentration in school. Emotions are better regulated with quality sleep, which helps prevent emotional related disorders like anxiety and depression. A well-rested brain can solve problems faster, be more creative and make better decisions.  

In general, a child who sleeps well, grows well, and is better set up to thrive for the rest of their life.

Do You Have Concerns About the Quality of Your Child's Sleep?

Sleep Disordered Breathing Signs & Symptoms

Does your child exhibit any of these symptoms linked to Sleep Disordered Breathing?

  • ADHD
  • Bed Wetting
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Difficulty in School
  • Restless Sleep
  • Stunted Growth
  • Nightmares
  • Crowded/Crooked Teeth
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Swollen Adenoids/Tonsils
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Overbite
  • Underdeveloped upper/lower jaw
  • Daytime Drowsiness

Benefits of the Vivos® Method

Improper development of the jaws and oral cavity can lead to an undersized airway where the tongue is more prone to fall into the back of the throat, causing the airway to collapse—especially at night. Children are in a unique position where growth and development can be utilized to correct the anatomy of the upper and lower jaws. By reshaping and expanding the oral cavity, your airway can also expand, allowing you to both breathe and sleep more deeply. With the combined approach of the Vivos ® Appliance and myofunctional therapy, these signs and symptoms can be resolved or minimized by allowing the airway to develop to its full potential. The results can give your child the opportunity to create a healthy foundation as they transition to adulthood!

In conjunction with our Vivos ® Appliance, Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry offers myofunctional therapy to treat your child’s airway related sleep disorder. Myofunctional therapy is an exercise-based therapy used to treat muscle disorders of the face, neck, head, and mouth in children and adults.  Our myofunctional therapists will customize a program of specific exercises to retrain the patient’s face, mouth and throat muscles. To learn more about the benefits of myofunctional therapy, other orofacial myofunctional disorders and our myofunctional therapists visit our myofunctional therapy page!

Why Choose the Vivos® Appliance?

Vivos® is an innovative technology and works as a treatment option for sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea, in addition to TMJ disorders. Some benefits of the appliance include:

  • Comfortable to wear
  • Easily removable, allowing for better oral hygiene
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Limited treatment time
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Pain-less treatment
  • Long-term sleep apnea relief

Want to get a better night of sleep and improve your quality of life? With Vivos®, you can. We are proud to offer a non-invasive treatment option for your child’s sleep care! Schedule a consultation with Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry.

Are You A Candidate?​

Bend (Westside)
400 SW Bond St. #100
Bend, Oregon 97702

Bend (Eastside)
2357 NE Conners Ave. #210
Bend, Oregon 97701

Redmond, Oregon
3818 SW 21st St. #102
Redmond, OR 97756

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