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Signs to Watch Out for Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is often caused by undiagnosed allergies or tonsil/adenoids issues. This can lead to underdevelopment of teeth/jaws, which leads to crooked teeth.

If you see signs of disordered sleep in your child, it’s important to correct underlying problems as early as possible, so that their face and jaw can develop to their fullest genetic potential, reducing the risk of needing extensive orthodontic treatment in the future.

Signs to watch out for:

  • Snoring
  • Grinding
  • Mouth breathing
  • Frequent runny nose
  • Hyperactivity
  • Dark under eye circles

If you have any concerns, be sure to speak to your doctor or dentist.

For more information on how sleep-disordered breathing can lead to orthodontic problems, click here to read our blog post on SLEEP.

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