Get to the root of your breathing problems and solve them permanently!
Poor airway health is a major problem today. Adults and children are experiencing sleep disordered breathing that causes sleep apnea, loud snoring, mouth breathing, and chronic fatigue.
According to the American Dental Association, dentists have become the primary providers to treat airway issues. Because Dr. Pyle is concerned about the overall health of his patients, he has taken on the challenge of providing an effective method for those suffering from adult airway issues.
There are different ways to treat adults with airway problems. Traditional treatments include the use of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine or oral appliance therapy (OAT). These methods are effective, but they only target the symptoms.
Treatment using myofunctional exercises (for children), expansion, orthodontics, or possibly surgery can get to the root cause of the problem! These treatments can be truly life-changing.
Signs (or red flags) for airway issues may include:
An airway exam is now part of every dental examination, including your children's appointments. Why? The earlier the diagnoses, the more conservative the treatment! If airway problems are left untreated, they can lead to serious health conditions, including:
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TMJ treatment that corrects bite alignment may be the needed solution for poor airway health problems to be successfully resolved. Dr. Greg Pyle and his team provide headache or migraine relief without depending on drug therapy.
If orthodontic treatment is the indicated solution, Invisalign is a great alternative for adults instead of braces or Invisalign. Invisalign is comfortable, affordable, and straightens your teeth in just months - instead of years!
Orthodontic treatment helps solve airway issues by properly aligning the teeth and opening any airway blockage. Adult orthodontic treatment can help end your headaches and chronic fatigue for good!
‘‘The attention-to-detail I get from both the doctor & staff are amazing! The fact that Dr. Pyle continually educates himself on the newest procedures and equipment available to help his patients is very impressive. This group goes way above and beyond in treating their patients. GRATEFUL!’’
Debbie S., (5-Star Google Review)
Because University Avenue Dental is the only local practice offering this advanced treatment.
Dr. Pyle provides accurate treatment by using the latest technology. A sleep study is conducted using a High-Resolution Pulse Oximetry to track sleep patterns. Also, a CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) scan is used to provide a 3D view of the airway to assess any potential problems.
Dr. Pyle consults and works in harmony with the treatment you are receiving from your personal healthcare team. This cooperation will help pinpoint the most effective solution for your particular needs and circumstances.
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Often, this is covered under dental insurance. If we fabricate an oral appliance for adult sleep apnea, medical insurance will sometimes cover it.
Depending on the type of treatment recommended, costs can vary from as low as $2500 to as high as $15,000 if surgery is indicated and doctors and surgeons are needed to manage the case.
Treatment times will also vary anywhere from 2-3 months to 2-3 years.
There will be a "records" appointment to gather information, take pictures, necessary x-rays, and an examination.
Also, you will be asked to do a three-night High-Resolution Pulse Oximetry test. This will show us just how fragmented your sleep is, explain oxygen saturation issues, and track the heart rate.
Also, you may be referred for a CBCT 3D scan to be able to assess your airway.
Dr. Pyle will be able to recommend the best treatment for you - orthodontics, TMJ treatment, or surgery.
Contact us for a consultation with our airway expert, Dr. Pyle.