Can You Get Invisalign if You Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders in the United States. If you have sleep apnea, your upper airways gets repeatedly blocked during sleep and reduces or completely stops airflow. The most common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud or frequent snoring, insomnia, morning headaches, silent pauses in breathing, and daytime fatigue.

At Gladwell Orthodontics, we see many patients with sleep apnea who wonder whether they can undergo Invisalign treatment. While they may be working to treat their sleep apnea, they may be bothered by their crooked teeth and longing for a healthier, more attractive smile.

Believe it or not, Invisalign aligners may actually help sleep apnea. We can use the natural growth process of your body and Invisalign technology to increase the amount of room inside of your mouth. When we do this, we drastically improve airflow and may reduce the underlying causes of sleep apnea.

Invisalign may be just what you need to put an end to your sleep apnea and achieve the smile of your dreams. If you are interested in learning more, Dr. Gladwell will be happy to meet with you and evaluate the severity of your condition and determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign. He is experienced in orthodontic treatment for patients with sleep apnea and looks forward to meeting you.

Contact Gladwell Orthodontics

If you are interested in learning more about how Invisalign may potentially help your sleep apnea and improve your smile, do not hesitate to call our office today at 919-453-6325.