Can braces treat sleep apnea? A surprising number of patients who have difficulty breathing at night can benefit from orthodontic treatments. During your consultation at Aviara Centers, our expert doctors can diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea. Breathing disorders can affect children and adults of all ages. If you or a family member snore at…

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The National Sleep Foundation estimates that 8 percent of adults suffer from teeth grinding. The same survey found that as much as a third of children exhibit the behavior. Bruxism is characterized by night-time grinding of the teeth. If you are a parent, you may have noticed the signs of bruxism. The sound of teeth…

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When our jaws become the source of discomfort or pain, the experience can quickly become debilitating. Temporomandibular dysfunction (commonly referred to as TMD or TMJ disorder) can affect an individual’s ability to chew, speak, and swallow with ease. The medical condition quickly becomes a quality of life issue for many of our patients. If you…

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