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Pediatric Sleep Care

Why do we need quality sleep?

Good sleep is critical for your child’s physical, mental, emotional and behavioral health and wellbeing.

Benefits of Quality Sleep

  •  Releases hormones
  • Regulates emotions
  • Builds stronger immunity
  • Heals and restores body and mind
  • Enhances concentration and focus
  • Increases better memory
  • Learns efficiently
  • Lowers stress level
  • Decreases risk of obesity
  • Improves physical performance
A good night’s rest is not limited to duration but rather encompasses the quality as well. Your child may be sleeping long enough but not completing full sleep cycles that allow them to generate restorative sleep. There may be barriers, including sleep disordered breathing, that are preventing your child from getting quality sleep.

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
Complete our short sleep questionnaire and a member of our team will contact you.

Why is Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry concerned about airway and sleep?

During your child’s dental exam, we have the prime opportunity to evaluate facial and oral development. 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.

Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry uses the non-invasive Vivos® System to evaluate and treat the underlying root causes associated with Sleep Disordered Breathing. 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.

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.

Complete our short sleep questionnaire and a member of our team will contact you. 

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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