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sleep apnea and airway medicine

sleep is crucial to our health.

Studies show that without proper sleep every night we may be more prone to dementia, disease, memory issues, cognitive struggles, and other health-related difficulties.

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what happens when you don't sleep

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nouveau sleep solutions

Drs. Courtney and Forrest Arguelles have been specially trained in the areas of sleep and airway dentistry. They share an in-depth understanding of the tissues in the mouth and throat that facilitate airflow, advanced training in the diagnosis of oral conditions that impact airway, and a wide range of therapies and treatments for children and adults. Dr. Courtney is also a VIVOS integrated dental practitioner completing intensive certification courses to treat children and adults with biomemetic appliances and guides. The Vivos System is an advanced therapeutic approach used by highly-trained dentists in cooperation with their medical colleagues.

what is airway
centered dentistry?

The science of airway dentistry focuses on how we breathe and the factors that lead to common sleep problems. The mechanics of natural breathing rely on an open airway that is supported by stable oral health, functional jaw joints, and unrestricted airflow through our nasal passages. When a component of this natural process is compromised in some way, it can lead to chronic and serious health concerns.

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sleep and airway treatments

Using a range of therapies or treatments, we seek to address the airway structure problems using oral appliances, orthodontics and other minimally invasive dental treatments.

  • In adults with sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome, we offer comfortable and convenient, non-CPAP solutions to help you sleep better and wake refreshed. 
  • In young children, sleep disturbance caused by an airway issue can lead to behavioral problems, bedwetting, and chronic allergies. Solutions provided by airway dentistry also can minimize the need for a pharmaceutical approach to a behavioral problem such as ADHD.

early intervention
makes a difference

Treating the effects of sleep issues as early as possible is important for healthy growth and development in children. In adults with sleep problems, treatment is designed to resolve symptoms, restore improved oral health, and overall physical wellbeing. The science of Airway Dentistry has shown that many adult sleep issues are related to undiagnosed oral development concerns. Malocclusion, jaw structure abnormalities, and tooth alignment can affect our growth and our ability to breathe deeply and comfortably in our sleep. What may begin as mouth breathing when we are young can lead to more serious issues with sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS).

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complimentary airway assessment

If you are concerned about sleep and/or airway issues, please contact us to set up a complimentary assessment. We will evaluate you or your child’s breathing, and structure of the jaw and palate. Our goal is to identify any underlying structural causes of sleep apnea or airway issues so we can create a plan to get you or your child on the path to better sleep and long-term health.

contact us today for a complimentary
airway assessment.

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We look forward to meeting you. Call 830-360-1618 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.