Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder which causes a person to stop breathing while they’re asleep. Sounds scary? It is. Untreated sleep apnea can be the cause of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, weight gain, headaches, and memory problems. These sleep interruptions and lack of quality sleep can lead to severe sleep deprivation, something that is particularly dangerous when a person is behind the wheel and detrimental on the job. Sleep apnea, however, is easily diagnosed and treated, and your dentist is often the best resource for this condition.
Dental innovations are always quickly followed by imitations that are marketed as providing the same kind of “amazing” results at lower prices and greater convenience. As a result, it didn’t take long for Invisalign imitators to find their way onto the market. While online clubs – and even do-it-yourself methods – claim to save you time, effort, and money, what they neglect to offer is precision and safety.