ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY
FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that fits easily into your lifestyle. A dental oral appliance (also known as a mandibular advancement device) looks like a sports mouth guard and is worn only during sleep. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway, preventing sleep apnea and snoring.
Once you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea by a sleep physician, a dentist experienced in dental sleep medicine (such as an orofacial pain specialist) can make a custom-fitted oral appliance using impressions and models of your teeth. Oral appliance therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans. It’s comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, convenient for travel, and easy to clean.
Treating snoring or obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy can help you feel like a new person. You will find that your symptoms, and your quality of life, can improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly. Custom-fit oral appliances can improve your sleep, restore your alertness, and revitalize your health.
If you have concerns about snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, it may be time to make an appointment. If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, I can recommend a sleep physician to help get you started on your path to treatment. If you have already been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, I can fit you with a custom oral appliance. My team is ready to answer your questions about obstructive sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine, and oral appliance therapy.