Harrell Orthodontics, Author at Harrell Orthodontic Specialist
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Does this sound familiar? Your child has difficulty paying attention in school, can’t seem to focus on anything for very long, is easily irritated and frustrated, is often tired in the afternoon, and seems to have little impulse control. Chances are, his teacher, your pediatrician or someone else has told you he has attention deficit hyperactive disorder, or ADHD. Maybe...

Orthodontists (and most physicians) understand that sleep disorders in children can lead to problems such as daytime sleepiness, delayed growth, misdiagnosed ADD/ADHD and even bed wetting. Constant mouth breathing can lead to altered growth of the face and result in certain types of malocclusions (bite problems). What’s more, obstructed sleep can lead to long-term health problems such as high blood...