Dr. Ratti Handa is a leading local dentist in Acton, MA. She is one of the only dentists is this area that treats the symptoms and effects sleep disorders. She provides consultative dental care using an airway centered approach for both children and adults. Dr. Handa has advanced training in Airway Dentistry and is a VIVOS® certified dentist.
Airway Dentistry is an evolving area in the dental field. It can provide solutions for a wide range of oral and overall health problems. Dr. Handa has dedicated her dental practice to the implementation of Airway Dentistry. It is her hope to help patients of all ages improve their quality of life.
- Biorejuvenation Dentistry
- Myofunctional Healing
- Oral Appliance Therapy
- Sleep Apnea Treatment
- Sleep Disorders in Children
- TMJ Treatment & Symptoms
- What is Airway Centered Dentistry?
How Can Airway Dentistry Help Patients?
Many patients ask this question when presented with a solution to a problem that they may not have known existed. Sleep disorders can often go undetected or undiagnosed. This is simply because the symptoms are mistaken as other problems. Symptoms can be different for everyone. However, most patients suffer from the the effects of constant interrupted sleep:
- Snoring, waking in the night
- Night terrors in young children
- Daytime fatigue
- Irritability, moodiness
- Behavior changes or behavior issues in young children
- Bedwetting in children
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, have been told that you routinely snore while sleeping or have undiagnosed headaches or chronic facial pain, Dr. Handa can work with you to explore a possible sleep problem.
Airway focused dentistry seeks to find the cause of a sleep problem. Most of the time, it is something blocking the airway or making it narrow. Dr. Handa uses digital technology and 3-D scans to look at a patients airway and to look for other signs of a sleep related disorder.
It is very important to treat your sleep disorder. If it goes untreated, it can lead to life threatening health concerns, especially in adult patients. These can include high blood pressure, heart disease, weight problems, diabetes and a higher risk of sudden stroke or heart attack.
The goal of your treatment is to restore normal function to the airway. We use advanced and minimally invasive treatments. Dr. Handa works with each patient on an individual basis to find the right solution for them.
We offer many treatment options that can help open up your airway. This includes oral appliances and orthodontics. We may also suggest certain lifestyle changes. The goal is to keep the airway open while you sleep so you can breathe normally. This is the key to restoring your health and well being.
The benefits of successful treatment through airway dentistry will offer an improved quality of life:
- Better, quality sleep
- Improved daily energy levels
- Ability to concentrate better on tasks
- Less irritability
Ready to learn more about Airway Dentistry?
If you would like to talk about a recent diagnosis of sleep apnea, TMJ or have concerns about your dental health please schedule a visit with Dr. Handa. Our Acton dentist office welcomes new patients of all ages.
Dr. Handa is committed to helping both children and adults restore their overall health, well being and quality of life using an airway centered approach. Contact our office at 978.212.3783 to schedule an appointment and learn more about the benefits of Airway Dentistry.