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Dr. Scott Kennedy, DDS

Pediatric Sleep Apnea Clifton Tx

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FREE Parents Guide to Kids Sleep Apnea

Pediatric Sleep Apnea in Clifton, TX

Your Child’s Happiness and Success through the Power of Restful Sleep!

  • Restful nights for your kids: By treating the root cause of kids sleep apnea, you can ensure that your child enjoys peaceful and rejuvenating sleep, waking up refreshed and ready to embrace each day.
  • Boost their energy levels: Treating sleep apnea allows your child to experience a significant boost in energy, enabling them to tackle daily tasks with vigor and enthusiasm.
  • Unleash their potential: By addressing sleep apnea, you unlock the full potential of your loved ones, allowing them to thrive academically, personally, and emotionally.
  • Nurture their emotional well-being: By addressing sleep apnea, you create a nurturing environment that promotes emotional stability and resilience, allowing your loved ones to experience greater happiness and fulfillment in life.
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Signs Your Child May Have Sleep Apnea

During Sleep

  • Snoring
  • Gasping Episodes
  • Breathing Stops
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Bedwetting
  • Nightmares And Restless Sleep

While Awake

  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • Attention Deficit
  • Mood Swings / Anxiety / Depression

Medical & Health Conditions

  • Swollen Tonsils Or Adenoids
  • Tongue & Lip Ties
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma

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Could Your Child Have Sleep Issues?

The questionnaire has been designed to determine how your child is managing their sleeping and if it is affecting their daily life.
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A Compromised Airway Affects Your Child's Health

When a child's airway is obstructed, preventing the smooth flow of air and oxygen to the brain, it disrupts their sleep cycle, depriving them of a restful night's sleep. This interference with their sleep can impair proper brain function the following day and potentially result in various medical complications.

Unfortunately, sleep-disordered breathing often goes unnoticed, misdiagnosed, and regrettably untreated. If your child experiences any of these symptoms, they might be affected by sleep-disordered breathing.

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How Our Sleep Treatment Can Help Your Child


By addressing and treating the underlying factors contributing to snoring, we can improve people’s health and well-being.

Straighten Teeth, With No Braces

Our customized treatment varies for each child, which may straighten the teeth without having braces. We also help train your child’s tongue to have the strength it is intended to have, acting as a natural retainer.

Mouth Breathing

By identifying and addressing the root cause of mouth breathing, we can promote better health and well-being for individuals.


By identifying and addressing the underlying factors contributing to bedwetting, such as bladder dysfunction or psychological factors, we can help individuals achieve better overall health and quality of life.


Through tailored treatment plans that address the underlying factors contributing to ADHD, we strive to help individuals improve their focus, impulse control, and overall health, leading to a better quality of life.

Allergies and Asthma

Recognizing symptoms of an obstructed airway such as allergies and asthma, we provide effective interventions and treatments to help individuals alleviate their symptoms and improve their respiratory health.


Will it help with my crowded/crooked teeth?

Maybe! Dr. Kennedy takes a case-by-case approach to help your child breathe better at night and promote a healthy airway. That’s our main goal, no doubt about it. But here’s the exciting part: along the way, we often see some fantastic bonuses. We can help your child achieve a beautiful smile and maintain a healthy tongue posture. And guess what? As we work our magic to promote jaw growth, we create more space for those teeth to fit perfectly in their mouth. Say goodbye to crowded teeth if we achieve that goal!

Now, here’s the scoop: even after our treatment, your child might still need a little help from orthodontics to get that perfectly aligned end result. But here’s why we do what we do: we want your child to have the best shot at a good night’s rest and improved breathing. Because when they can breathe better, guess what? They become better sleepers. And when they sleep well, they become better learners. It’s a win-win situation!

So let’s join forces, give your child the gift of proper rest and improved breathing, and watch them blossom into a learning superstar. Let’s make their journey to a healthier airway an exciting and rewarding one!

How long is the treatment?

The treatment time may differ depending on your child’s starting age and the severity of their case. Don’t worry, though! Dr. Kennedy will set treatment goals and provide you with a general idea of how long it might take. Plus, when the time comes, he’ll skillfully size up your child for the next appliance. It’s all about progress and moving forward together!

Is the treatment covered by insurance?

Good news! You have the option to seek reimbursement for orthodontic services through your dental insurance company. However, it’s important to note that your dental plan might have some limits or exclusions on the coverage amount for orthodontics. For instance, there could be an annual maximum or a waiting period between dental treatments. Some plans may also have a lifetime maximum for orthodontic treatment.

To get all the nitty-gritty details specific to your plan, it’s best to reach out directly to your Medical/Dental insurance company. They’ll be able to provide you with the specifics related to your coverage and answer any questions you may have. It’s always good to stay informed and make the most of your insurance benefits!

What qualifies your doctors to treat my child?

Dr. Kennedy is not just your regular dentists—He’s highly qualified and ready to take on the challenge of multidisciplinary care for patients with sleep-related breathing disorders. Dr. Kennedy holds a current dental licenses, but that’s not all! He’s also received special training in the exciting field of Airway and Dental Sleep Medicine.

So rest assured, you’re in great hands with our experienced team of dental sleep medicine experts. Let’s get started on your journey to better sleep and improved breathing!

What is the dental connection with a dentist and sleep related issues?

It’s important to know that many young children with Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) often have underdeveloped and narrow dental arches. These dental arches are also positioned too far back. In a typical human profile, the lips and chin should be well in front of the eyes, and a strong jawline should be present. Unfortunately, this ideal growth and development doesn’t always occur naturally.

In our modern world, where breastfeeding is limited and soft, processed foods are common, many children don’t fully develop their lower facial areas. If this condition persists during their early formative years, it can hinder the proper growth and development of your child’s airway.

What is the oral appliance made out of?

The material of our appliance is made of BPA and latex-free medical-grade polymer.

What are the benefits of breathing through the nose?

Your nose is a superhero when it comes to safe, efficient, and proper breathing. It rocks some incredible powers, including:

Filtering out the bad stuff: Those nasal hairs? They work like tiny bouncers, keeping dust, allergens, and pollen from crashing your lungs’ party.

Moisturizing like a pro: Your nose knows how to add some moisture to the air you breathe. It warms things up and adds a touch of hydration, so your lungs can handle it like a champ.

Boosting circulation with nitric oxide: When you take a breath through your nose, it’s like your nose high-fiving your blood vessels. It releases nitric oxide (NO), a fancy vasodilator that helps widen those blood vessels. That means better oxygen flow throughout your body.

So, next time you take a breath, give your nose a little nod of appreciation for all the incredible things it does to keep you breathing like a boss!

How often does my child wear it?

For about 1-2 hours during the day and while sleeping overnight, these awesome appliances work their magic. They’re like little guides, helping with the natural growth and development of your child’s mouth, jaws, and airways. They do an incredible job of counteracting the negative impacts of modern life on their oral health. It’s all about promoting a healthy future!

Download Our FREE Parents Guide to Kids Sleep Apnea

Discover the secret to peaceful nights and refreshing sleep by downloading our free “Parents Guide to Kids Sleep Apnea”. Inside, you’ll find valuable tips and proven techniques to help you and your loved ones conquer snoring and enjoy uninterrupted rest.

Don’t let bad sleep disrupt your child any longer – grab your free guide today and take the first step toward more restful nights.

How We Work With You


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(254) 675-3518


302 S. Avenue Q,

Clifton, Texas


Office Hours

Monday – 8:00 – 5:00
Tuesday – 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesday – 8:00 – 5:00
Thursday – 8:00 – 5:00
Friday – By Appointment

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