Sleep Apnea Treatment with Oral Appliances
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A custom-fit oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore alertness and revitalize your health.
Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance is a small device that fits over the upper and lower teeth or tongue (similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard). It works by keeping your jaw and tongue in a forward position so that they can’t block your airway even after your airway muscles fully relax in deep sleep.
Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment that easily fits into your lifestyle. Patients appreciate oral appliance therapy because it is:
- Easy to wear
- Convenient for travel
- Easy to care for
A growing number of men and women have discovered that an oral appliance is the perfect solution to end snoring, treat sleep apnea and/or improve sleep quality. It is an ideal alternative treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea or for those who have severe obstructive sleep apnea, yet are unable or unwilling to tolerate CPAP therapy and/or surgery.
The quality of your sleep has a dramatic impact on your health, well-being and overall quality of life. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea disrupt your sleep and increase your risk of severe health problems. Remember that snoring is a warning sign that should never be ignored. Treating sleep apnea promotes a healthier heart, body and mind. With the help of Byerly Family Dentistry, you can improve your sleep and your health.