Sleep apnea affects more than 20 million Americans nationwide. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness. If you are not using your CPAP, we may have an option that will work for you. We offer a small oral device that can have you breathing easy and getting a better night's sleep.
How does sleep apnea therapy work?
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is the most commonly used treatment, but only 23% - 45% of patients have success. It is a temporary solution that must be worn all night, every night, often causing facial breakouts, eye and nasal irritation, mouth dryness, runny nose and sore throat.
For mild to moderate cases of OSA or snoring, we offer a simple oral appliance that can be worn in the mouth during sleep. Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft tissue in the mouth fall back into the throat, completely blocking the airway during sleep. Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) involves the selection, design, fitting and use of a specially designed oral appliance that maintains an opened, unobstructed airway during sleep. The appliance is small, comfortable, easy to wear, and easy to travel with.
How long will sleep apnea therapy take?
After an initial consultation with us, we fit you for your custom oral device. Although it is an oral device, you can use your medical insurance, not dental insurance, to cover the costs of your treatment. Before you come in for your consultation, you will need to fill out your medical history forms so we can effectively assess your case.
Am I a good fit for sleep apnea therapy?
If you have sleep apnea and are CPAP machine intolerant, give us a call! You could be a great candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy.
Remember to fill out the sleep apnea forms below before you come in for your appointment!