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We understand that every parent’s priority is the overall health and wellness of their developing child. As a parent it is important to remember that obstructive sleep apnea does not have age boundaries. It is a common condition in childhood and, when left untreated, it can result in severe complications including:

  • Delayed development
  • Impaired intelligence
  • Dysfunction of the nervous system
  • Memory loss and depression
  • Weight gain and obesity

Sleep apnea can also result in behavioral issues related to:

  • Decreased performance/learning problems in school
  • Hyperactivity
  • Aggressiveness
  • Social isolation, withdrawal

Monitoring Your Child

  • Does your child wake in the morning in the same position they went to sleep in?
  • In the morning, are your child’s bed sheets nicely placed or strewn all about the bed?
  • Does your child have dark circles under their eyes?
  • Does your child seem inattentive?
  • Does your child grind their teeth at night?

In addition to snoring, symptoms may include:

  • Tooth grinding
  • Mouth breathing
  • Restlessness during sleep
  • Sleeping in odd positions
  • Periods of not breathing
  • Night terrors
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Poor concentration
  • Bed wetting
  • Headaches
  • Frequent infections

Learn more about how proper treatment of OSA in children can impact your family. The most current literature tells us that any child with tooth grinding (bruxism) should have a proper sleep evaluation.

Let Us Help!

If jaw pain, facial pain, or sleep disorders plague you, let us help! The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre has a treatment that will provide relief. From laser therapy and physical therapy to airway pressure machines and orthotic appliances, we will find a way to help you live your best life.

For more information, please call 574-203-5599


No one tells our story better than our patients. Click below to see the people whose lives have been changed by The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre.

Dr. Klauer is a mentor of mine. I have tremendous respect for him and his amazing team.
Steve Russell
Steve Russell
12:14 23 Mar 20
Amazing staff who validate you as a patient and treat you with the best professional care possible! Highly recommend!
Jessica Nicole
Jessica Nicole
16:04 19 Mar 20
Thanks to Dr Klauer & his staff are so awesome. I have been a patient since 2013 when Dr Klauer was the one who was able to tell me why I was in pain for my jaw and was able to relieve my pain.
Candy Larrew
Candy Larrew
17:17 06 Mar 20
Everyone at the office is so helpful and understanding. Anytime I’ve had any issues they have asked me when I can come in that same day. I’ve never had a doctor or staff work so hard at making sure I am getting the best care and as soon as possible. I highly recommend this office and tell everyone I can about my experience with them!
Heather Hahn
Heather Hahn
13:58 25 Feb 20
The staff members were very patient and friendly during my visits as we worked through the process of alleviating my jaw pain.
Rita Kemble
Rita Kemble
21:23 24 Feb 20
Absolutely fabulous facility!! Everyone at this practice truly cares!!! You take your time and answer every question and medical concerns regardless of the concern. Your office goes out of its way to contact other medical practices to work with you even though it has nothing to do with what you are being treated for at this Practice. Everyone is soooo Professional, nice as can be, so accommodating and always with a smile!!!! Pretty great place!!! Oh, and not to mention the results I’m already feeling is priceless!!!!
Sally Bridges Schiffer
Sally Bridges Schiffer
18:46 21 Feb 20
Great staff giving great and concerned care!
Patti Walz
Patti Walz
13:58 21 Feb 20
I will recommend anyone and everyone to see Dr. Klauer and staff for help and guidance with problems they may be experiencing. I have had jaw clicking for years which developed into jaw locking. I went in for my initial appt and I left the office feeling relieved with the easy and detailed explanations of my issues. My fears of the damage that may have done due to the length of time I had these issue were completely erased! With their detailed examination and the time they spent making sure all of my questions were answered was so welcomed! I have never experienced so much attention to detail about my care and concerns in any office before like I have with Dr. Klauer’s. His staff is amazing and I look forward to my check ups to see my progress and to say HI to my new friends! They are all incredible people and I am grateful to the Doctor and staff!
Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith
18:34 17 Feb 20
Dr. Klauer is amazing. He is knowledgeable and truly cares for you as a patient.
Stephen Gillum
Stephen Gillum
23:15 14 Feb 20
Dr. Klauer is not only informative and helpful, he is also so kind and gentle. He and Kelly made my experience so easy by explaining everything in detail and making me understand exactly what I needed to better my health.
Jamie Teibel
Jamie Teibel
17:15 13 Feb 20
Dr Thomas Harter wanted me to have a comfortable and pleasant experience as well as trying to help fix my years of grinding, clenching and damage to my teeth, mouth and jaw just to mention a few of the problems he is passionate about helping me fix. He and his partner as well as their staff really want you to be able to have a better quality of life and are going to do everything they are capable of to get you to that point. Dr Harter is very knowledgeable in TMJ, mouth, jaw and sleeping problems/apnea. His partner Dr Bo Sweeny has always been there for any dental problems I have ever encountered or dental pain/discomfort that I am dealing with and has been a good big brother/friend for a long time. I trust both Dr Harter and Dr Sweeny to make sure I am helped and fixed and are both passionate about helping their patients as I have noticed in my appointments to their office!
Brian Patrick Nilon
Brian Patrick Nilon
02:46 23 Nov 19
I'm not reviewing my husband (Dr. Klauer) but the team. My mother and father have both received treatment from the team at TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre along with my children. The team there is amazing and work extremely hard for their patients. They are all extremely empathetic and truly have a passion for what they do. I am so impressed by their skills, talents, and ability to make all who enter the doors feel loved and cared for.
Hayley Klauer
Hayley Klauer
11:50 03 Nov 19

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