Pediatric orthodontist for sleep apnea
Can anyone recommend a pediatric orthodontist or someone practicing orthodontics with young children? My son is 4 and has a severe overbite, snores at times, grinds teeth, and results from sleep study show mild sleep disturbance. I'm mostly worried about the effects of obstructed airway on his development, physical and emotional health. His dad has severe sleep apnea and we fear our son is headed down the same road. We are interested in early intervention and prevention. We've explored dr. Hockel in walnut creek but would like another opinion before pursuing costly, serious treatment. As a parent, I want to be sure we can trust the provider before signing on and that treatment is appropriate and effective. We live in Oakland but are willing to travel up to 45min or an hour if need be. I'm all for thinking outside of the box but also want to pursue treatment substantiated by evidence, especially since our son will be scared and resist treatment to the best of his ability. Thanks so very much.