Learn how Snoring and Sleep Apnea affect the bodies of adults and children. Dr. Brock Rondeau Explains Sleep Apnea and Snoring causes, symptoms.
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Mike Wiegenstein: You are watching Medical News Network, your trusted source for the latest in medical news and information. I am Mike Wiegenstein and thanks for joining us. We are very pleased to have in studio an internationally recognized lecturer, author and educator in the treatment and cure of sleep apnea and TMJ. So if you snore, toss and turn in night, you are fatigue or you are tired, have chronic neck or shoulder pain, have a child who is undersize that wets the bed, has difficulty focussing, or even been diagnosed with ADD that you don’t want to miss what our guest has to say, so stick around, we will be right back. Female Speaker: Welcome to an educational and comprehensive discussion with today’s top medical experts, your trusted source for the latest in medical news and information. You are watching Medical News Network. Mike Wiegenstein: Welcome back, our guest today is Dr. Brock Rondeau. Dr. Rondeau is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, a diplomat of the International Board of Orthodontics and a diplomat of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, the small and select group of dental professionals specializing in the treatment and cure of sleep apnea and TMJ. Dr. Rondeau’s practice in London Ontario is recognized by patients and peers like as the cutting edge facility in the care and cure of these disorders. Dr. Rondeau welcome to the show. Dr. Brock Rondeau: Thanks Mike, it’s nice to be here. Thanks for inviting me. Mike Wiegenstein: Now I brought you on today to talk about sleep apnea and TMJ. But before we get into that give me a little about your background, your history, now you teach all over the world dental professionals how to care for these disorders. Tell me how you get into that? Dr. Brock Rondeau: Well, I guess I am general dentist first of all, where general dentists for long time you can tell that from here and basically I started wanting to help children that I saw that had malocclusions. Now that means bad bites. Children with bad bites. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay, overbites, underbites, Dr. Brock Rondeau: overbites, underbites, receded jaws whatever and so I started treating these kids and getting very fulfilled because I was significantly improved the profiles and later on the program I will show you some before and afters I have done, that are really really impressive I think which how we can change the face of profiles, these on kids. Mike Wiegenstein: Are they? Is that easier to treat at a early age, I mean can you catch it early? Dr. Brock Rondeau: Oh, much easier. Mike Wiegenstein: Alright, so you started to help the children and what happen from there? Dr. Brock Rondeau: Well, 90% of the children’s face is developed by age 12. So, if you want to guide the growth of your under patients you have to do in early. Now Mike Wiegenstein: Do you think just I don’t want to interrrup but do you think most parents realize that if they get involved if they catch this at an early age they can have such a tremendous outwear affect on their child’s life as an adult. Dr. Brock Rondeau: No, I think the dental profession hasn’t done a very good job of letting patients know that and there has been no TV programs, there has been no radio programs on this and really that’s one of the reason I was gladly dropping on today to try enlighten parents as to what kind of treatment they could get for their kids so they can prevent problems later on. Mike Wiegenstein: Okay, so you started by treating the kids and what you think about that and then how did you transition over into helping the adults. Dr. Brock Rondeau: I started using functional appliances on these children and the little functional appliances when move the jaw forward and make their profile look better and I would also open up their air way when I brought their jaw forward because they would breathe better and they would do better in school and everything else and then what happened I had a number of parents say to me I