The Sleep Benefits of Braces

The Sleep Benefits of Braces

Jul 06, 2019

Sleep is important for every human. It helps them keep healthy. Often sleep problems and disorder may lead to poor quality sleep. Lack of sleep may, however, affect the overall health of human.

What are Sleep Problems?

Some of the common sleep problems may include:

Mouth Breathing

Many people breathe from mouth rather than the nose. This may cause a range of oral health problems. This is because teeth are exposed to air all night. This may create a risk of cavities and thus affect the overall health.

Sleep Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Clenching or grinding your teeth while you are sleeping is known as bruxism. This sleep disorder may cause issues of stress, snoring, fatigue, sleep apnea, jaw pain, headaches, and earaches.


Joint allows you to eat and speak but when patients face Temporomandibular joint Disorder, symptoms of the disorder can be felt. This may results in aching pain, locked jaw or clicking noise while opening your mouth or chewing issues.

The Health Effects of Poor Sleep

Poor sleep can affect the overall health of a person. It may affect the quality of life and performance. Lack of sleep may further lead to chronic health problems like heart disease, cancer, obesity etc.

How Surgery can Improve Sleep

Dentist or orthodontist may help correct all oral sleep disorders. There are several sleep-related surgeries which can be performed to correct sleep apnea.

Surgery for mouth breathing

Sometimes nasal or throat obstruction, enlarged tonsils may lead to creating issues because of which patient start to breathe with mouth. Surgery can improve congenital disability so as to ensure proper breathing.

Surgery for Sleep Bruxism

There available many surgeries which can also cure bruxism.

Surgery for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD)

TMJ can be improved with some care but sometimes advanced surgery may be required. This surgical intervention may correct TMJ.

How Orthodontics Can Improve Sleep

Orthodontic treatments can improve sleep problems as it can address all sleep disorder issues. There available so many treatments which can correct mouth breathing, sleep bruxism, Temporomandibular joint Disorder (TMD).

Book An Appointment