Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of people around the world, including many children. Mathilda’s mother, Claire, brought her daughter to Dr. Vickie Greenberg after many unsuccessful treatments for Mathilda’s sleep apnea, which even included surgery. Mathilda has battled sleep apnea since she was 5 years old, and Claire has expressed the difficult and unhealthy toll such prolonged sleep deprivation has had on her daughter and family.
When after just 7 weeks Mathilda’s conditions greatly improved, thanks to the specially fitted oral device Dr. Greenberg used for the treatment, Claire was so relieved and impressed that she wrote Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics this wonderful letter that we want to share with you all!
My daughter, Mathilda, was diagnosed with sleep apnea at the age of 5. After undergoing routine and recommended surgery to remove her tonsils, uvula and adenoids, she was still struggling with the same symptoms. Namely, nocturnal wakings, snoring, and daytime sleepiness, which was hindering her school work and impacting negatively on her behavior.
We sought Dr. Greenberg for pioneering treatment to enlarge her airways in the hope she would be able to breathe more efficiently at night. Within seven weeks of her wearing an oral device fitted by Dr. Greenberg and her team in Pasadena, Mathilda showed significant signs of improvement. She was less sleepy in the day and stopped snoring at night. Additionally, she had improved concentration at school and we have seen an improvement in her behavior. After a year of wearing the oral device, Mathilda was fitted with a retainer to maintain the progress made.
I was sure the surgery was not effective since it did nothing to enlarge her narrow soft palate, and Mathilda showed no signs of improvement post-operatively. I wish we had been better informed at the time and avoided the trauma of an operation when she could have been treated successfully and conservatively by a skilled orthodontist. I am very grateful for the opportunity to try this oral device treatment and am excited as to how this can help other children like Mathilda who struggle with the ill effects of chronic and severe sleep deprivation.
Thank you Dr. Greenberg for all you and your team have done for Mathilda and our family.
Best Wishes –
Dr. Greenberg’s mission is to help improve the lives of those who suffer from sleep apnea. If you, anyone in your family, or your friends suffer from this terrible condition, allow Dr. Greenberg to help you get the proper sleep you need to lead a happy and healthy life through sleep apnea treatment!
Greenberg Orthodontics & TMJ not only offers specialized care, but you can also first see if it’s the right choice for you by booking your FREE consultation. We offer these free consultations to get to know you and help ease your or your child’s fears about what it means to have ongoing dental treatments and how that can improve your overall quality of life.