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Airway Analysis Specialist

RISUS Orthodontics

Orthodontics located in Glenview & Northbrook, IL

If you’re experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, consider getting an airway analysis from the trusted team at RISUS Orthodontics. Their dental professionals use state-of-the-art digital imaging technology to perform airway analyses. With locations in Glenview, and Northbrook, Illinois, patients suffering from sleep apnea symptoms can obtain a comprehensive diagnosis that will lead to more effective treatment. If you’re having trouble sleeping and suspect sleep apnea is the cause, call the office, or book an appointment online.

Airway Analysis Q & A

What is an airway analysis? 

An airway analysis is a comprehensive evaluation of your airway, which comprises your: 

  • Nasal cavity
  • Nasopharynx
  • Velopharynx
  • Oropharynx 
  • Hypopharynx

With cutting-edge imaging technology, the team at RISUS Orthodontics obtains detailed digital images of your airway to better plan for surgical orthodontic treatment and to precisely diagnose sleep apnea symptoms that originate in the airway. 

How does an airway analysis work? 

The team at RISUS Orthodontics may recommend an airway analysis for you if you’re experiencing sleep apnea symptoms or if you’re a potential candidate for surgical orthodontics. 

The procedure itself is quite simple and straightforward. You’ll come in and will undergo scanning using a state-of-the-art digital imaging device. The scanning technology emits little to no radiation and is perfectly safe. The images the device produces can help your dentist obtain an accurate sleep apnea diagnosis that leads to the best course of treatment. 

Images of your airway can also help your dentist plan for highly effective surgical orthodontic treatment. 

What are the benefits of having an airway analysis? 

An airway analysis is an excellent diagnostic tool at the disposal of the team at RISUS Orthodontics. Particularly for sleep apnea patients, it’s one of the only ways to evaluate your airway for signs of trouble. 

Without a proper diagnosis that helps the team obtain the root cause, treating sleep apnea is nearly impossible. 

Do I need an airway analysis? 

The team at RISUS Orthodontics is the final authority on whether or not you need an airway analysis procedure at the office. However, if you’re experiencing sleep apnea symptoms at home, it’s a good idea to come in and find out if you need an airway analysis. 

Here are some of the most common sleep apnea symptoms: 

  • Loud snoring
  • Choking sensation or gasping throughout the night
  • Fatigue
  • Morning headaches
  • Waking up with a dry throat
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood changes

The only way to know for sure if you need an airway analysis done is to come in to the office and speak to the team of professionals at RISUS Orthodontics. 

To set up an appointment at the office, just call, or use the online scheduling tool today.