Everyone Needs a Good Night’s Sleep
Don’t let Sleep Apnea and Constant Snoring ruin your sleep and your health! Our Oral Appliance Therapy is an effective and non-invasive treatment protocol that works wonders. Schedule your FREE consultation!
Oral appliances are an effective, comfortable and non-invasive first-line treatment for many sleep apnea and chronic snoring sufferers. They are similar to sports mouth guards and orthodontic appliances, but are only worn while you sleep. Their function is to hold the lower jaw slightly forward, sufficient to maintain an open airway and stop the tongue and muscles in the upper airway from collapsing and blocking the airway.
“The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has approved oral appliance therapy (OAT) as a first-line treatment for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA. The AASM also recommends oral appliances for patients with severe OSA, who are unable to tolerate or cannot wear Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices. Another option for people with severe OSA is combination therapy (wearing CPAP and an oral appliance together) to help reduce the pressure on a CPAP machine, making it more comfortable to use.”
Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy
Patients prefer oral appliance therapy because it is:
• Comfortable to wear while you sleep
• Quiet while you sleep
• Portable and light-weight to travel with
• Simple to clean and maintain
We Create Custom-Made Oral Appliances Specifically For Our Patients
Although there are some over-the-counter appliances you can find in drug stores or online, remember that these appliances are not FDA approved for sleep apnea. If not fitted properly, they may cause adverse side effects, such as jaw problems, tooth movement or can even inadvertently worsen sleep apnea.
If you snore or suspect that you are suffering from sleep apnea, schedule a complimentary consultation with us. If we determine that an oral appliance is the correct protocol, you will be custom-fitted by our dentist specially trained in Dental Sleep Medicine.