Effective Solutions for Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep.
These pauses can last for a few seconds to a few minutes and happen many times during the night.
Benefits of Treatment
Treating snoring or sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy can help you feel like a new person!
Oral appliances can be effective at alleviating symptoms associated with sleep apnea and improving quality of life when used on a nightly basis.
It is likely that you will sleep better, have more energy and feel sharper throughout the day. You may find that your bed partner begins to sleep better, too!
Types of Treatments
Dentists pioneered the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring in adults. This treatment is an alternative to the more widely known CPAP therapy. The oral appliance can be an effective treatment option, typically for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Oral appliances fit like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. A custom-fit oral sleep appliance made by a trained dentist prevents the airway from collapsing by supporting the jaw in a forward position.