Quality Sleep northwest
Treating Sleep Apnea for a Better Night Sleep
Bracken R. Sorensen, DMD
Quality Sleep Northwest is located in Colville, Washington. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Sorensen! Our sleep team provides quality treatment for snoring and sleep apnea patients.
Our practice caters to patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are seeking alternative therapy to a CPAP machine.
All of our oral appliances are FDA approved, come with warranties, and are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Our focus on dental sleep care allows us to treat our sleep apnea patients with the precise attention they need.
Sleep apnea affects millions of people and about 80% of those people go undiagnosed! Going undiagnosed, this disease can cause health problems such as high blood pressure, early heart attack, depression, dimentia, low T, and death.
Talk to your doctor today if you or a loved one experiences lack of energy, morning headaches, frequent nighttime urination, snoring, memory loss, or daytime fatigue.
OUR SERVICES & FAQs
A sleep study will take place to monitor your heart rate and breathing. This helps diagnose sleep disorders.
Sleep Apnea Solutions
Our office provides an alternative option
to CPAP therapy. This is beneficial for patients
who either fail or cannot tolerate a CPAP machine
Oral appliances are used to treat sleep apnea to readjust the mouth to increase airflow. The most common appliance is the mandibular repositioning device.
Sleep apnea can disrupt a patient's sleep cycle causing them to never be in a deep sleep, resulting in consistent sleep deprivation.
How Can I Stop Snoring?
At-home treatments for snoring include regular exercise, weight loss, and avoiding sleeping pills, alcohol, and sedatives before going to bed. We are here to help these issues.
Loss of Sleep & Feeling Tired?
Millions of people in the US have sleep apnea—suffering through restless nights, waking up
tired, poor job performance, and many other
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Bracken Sorensen
Dr. Sorensen graduated with his bachelors degree from Eastern Washington University with honors. He attended his graduate dental program at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. He also practices as a dentist at Healthy Expressions Dental in Colville, WA.
Dr. Sorensen has achieved fellowship status with the International Academy of Sleep Dentistry and keeps up with the highest standard of sleep apnea treatment through his numerous hours of continuing education.
He has lived in the Pacific Northwest his whole life and grew up in Tri-Cities, Washington.
Hiking, Golfing, Skiing/Snowboarding, Hunting, Fishing and Boating.
Eastern Washington University 2009-2014
Midwestern University 2014-2018
How Do Dental & Sleep Relate?
Patients who have sleep apnea tend to be mouth breathers. Breathing through your mouth all night can dry your mouth out quicker causing a decrease in protective saliva. This can cause cavities and tooth decay. Dentists create appliances for their patients that help with the disorder and don't disrupt their teeth and jaw. Once a patient is diagnosed with the disorder, dentists can create the solution.
Sleep apnea is often treated through sleep hygiene regimens, such as getting moderate exercise or limiting caffeine, alcohol and food consumption late in the day. Breathe Right® strips and similar products can also ease sleep apnea along with CPAP machines or fitted oral appliances.
Surgical options are also available depending on the patient. Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery, or MMA surgery, tighten the soft palate and enlarges the upper airways by pulling the upper and lower jaws forward. ENT surgeons can perform soft palate surgery, or Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). These treatments are recommended only if the throat or mouth has severe physical obstructions.
Oral Appliance Therapy treats sleep apnea through fitted appliances that reposition the mouth to increase airflow. The most common appliance is an MRD or mandibular repositioning device. These move the jaw into a forward position, lifting the palate and increasing space located behind the tongue.
Phone: (509) 685-7445
Fax: (509) 685-7446
181 E 1st Ave.
Colville, WA 99114
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10121 W Clearwater Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336
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