ORAL APPLIANCES

What is an oral appliance and how does it work?

For patients with mild to moderate OSA or if CPAP has not worked for you, an oral appliance may be the right therapeutic option.

An oral appliance is a non-surgical OSA treatment that consists of a custom-fitted device (somewhat resembling a retainer or mouth guard) that you wear while you sleep. There are over 100 types of oral appliances approved for treating mild to moderate OSA. While in use, it keeps your airway open by sliding your lower jaw forward to create more room for your tongue and any excess soft tissue at the back and upper part of your throat.

ORAL APPLIANCES

What is an oral appliance and how does it work?

For patients with mild to moderate OSA or if CPAP has not worked for you, an oral appliance may be the right therapeutic option.

An oral appliance is a non-surgical OSA treatment that consists of a custom-fitted device (somewhat resembling a retainer or mouth guard) that you wear while you sleep. There are over 100 types of oral appliances approved for treating mild to moderate OSA. While in use, it keeps your airway open by sliding your lower jaw forward to create more room for your tongue and any excess soft tissue at the back and upper part of your throat.

What are the benefits?

  • Helps you breathe without interruption while you sleep
  • Eliminates snoring and other OSA symptoms like headaches
  • Significantly improves your overall health and energy level
  • Easy, convenient and comfortable

What are the benefits?

  • Helps you breathe without interruption while you sleep
  • Eliminates snoring and other OSA symptoms like headaches
  • Significantly improves your overall health and energy level
  • Easy, convenient and comfortable

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RELIEF IS AVAILABLE

There is good news, though. We have a solution for sleep apnea sufferers that can help them sleep better and improve their quality of life. Oral appliances are a treatment we use for adults who can not tolerate CPAP therapy or would like an alternate therapy.

Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Patients wear the oral appliance only at night during sleep. They support your jaw in a forward position to help maintain and open upper airway. Many patients find the oral appliance more comfortable than a CPAP mask. Additional benefits of an oral appliance include easy portability, no associated noise and they are easy to care for. They are an optimal choice for patients for travel often or enjoy outdoor activities.

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