Sleep Apnea Treatment Iowa City

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that interrupts your breathing as you sleep. Not only does this affect your quality of sleep, but it can also be dangerous if left untreated. The good news is that our airway orthodontist in Iowa City and Coralville, IA, is ready to help! Dr. Mergen offers sleep apnea treatment to both kids and adults, ensuring ultimate peace of mind.

Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea orthodontics.

Why is the Way You Breathe Important?

You already know breathing is important, of course. It’s a fundamental function of life! What many people don’t recognize, however, is the wide spectrum between the states of “breathing” and “not breathing.” It is possible to breathe in a way that optimally benefits your overall health. On the other hand, it is also possible to breathe in a way that forces your body to compensate for limited oxygen levels.

If your body regularly struggles for proper oxygen levels, numerous long-lasting health problems can result, including raising your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. In younger children, chronic mouth breathing has even been definitively shown to change the shape of the developing face.

When Should You or Your Child See an Airway Orthodontics Expert?

If you or your child demonstrate any of the following symptoms, an evaluation with Dr. Mergen, our airway orthodontics expert, may be in order.

Symptoms in Toddlers/Children:

  • Hyperactivity
  • ADHD
  • Chronic lethargy
  • Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Bedwetting
  • Chronic nighttime restlessness, waking, or nightmares
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep

Symptoms in Adolescents/Adults:

  • Chronic daytime sleepiness despite a full night’s sleep
  • Feeling unrested upon waking in the morning
  • Dozing off during activities in the daytime
  • Poor school or work performance
  • Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep
  • Obesity

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We’re so confident you will love your experience at Mergen Orthodontics, we back it up with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are less than satisfied with the care you receive from our team, simply let us know and we’ll do what it takes to make it right. It’s our promise to you!

Request a Free Sleep Apnea Assessment

At Mergen Orthodontics, we offer 5-star patient care which starts with a complimentary exam. During your sleep apnea screening assessment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, offices, flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

Your first appointment includes the following:

  • Office tour
  • Complimentary snack and beverage
  • Thorough exam
  • Digital X-rays
  • 3D digital imaging of your teeth
  • In-depth consultation

A $567 Value—At No Cost to You!

Book a Consultation with Dr. Mergen

Ready to entrust your smile to Mergen Orthodontics? Our airway orthodontist in Coralville and Iowa City, IA, would be more than happy to determine if you’re a candidate for sleep apnea treatment. To book a free consultation, please call our Coralville office at (319) 626-2142 or our Iowa City office at (319) 688-0800. You may also request an appointment online.

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