- Surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids
- CPAP ( Continuous Airway Pressure) Therapy
- Weight Management
- Oral Appliances
For treatment of pediatric OSA are helpful in some cases, especially in adolescents whose facial bone growth is largely complete. One device that rapidly expands the transversal diameter of the hard palate over a six-month to one-year period has been used successfully in children as young as 6.
Figure 1: Herbst Appliance
Figure 2: Twin Appliance
These appliances expand the upper palate and move the lower jaw forward. As a result, they open the airway and guide the jaws in their proper growth, thus helping with the child’s sleep issues.