Sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which a person involuntarily stops breathing during their sleep cycle. This lack of oxygen can lead to symptoms such as severe headaches, chronic fatigue, and snoring, and can have a significant negative impact on your quality of life.
Snoring not only results in disruptive sleep for you, but it can also mean sleepless nights for your partner. While often merely thought of as an annoyance or inconvenience, snoring may additionally have a negative impact on your oral and overall health.
Patients who suffer from TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) often experience facial pain or discomfort, accompanied by popping or clicking sounds when opening or closing the mouth. These issues can lead to more serious health concerns such as chronic headaches, jaw pain, dizziness, or neck and shoulder pain.
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is not necessary for every patient. Oftentimes, our young patients are simply monitored until they are in their pre-teen or early teenage years. However, Dr. Knight believes in comprehensive care, and offers two-phase treatment in his Louisville, KY and Radcliff, KY offices for patients who can benefit from it.