Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Do you or someone you know have sleep apnea? Did you know that oral appliance therapy is a main alternative to CPAP therapy? Oral appliance therapy is a successful and effective treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Custom fit for your needs, an oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep helping you to restore your alertness while revitalizing your health. Sleep Treatment Direct offers a variety of oral appliances for their sleep apnea patients. From mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea disorders, oral appliance therapy can help keep the airway open while sleeping. Contact us at Sleep Treatment Direct to learn more about how oral appliance therapy can help you.
How does oral appliance therapy work?
Worn only while sleeping, patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea can wear dental appliances or oral appliances to help keep the airway open. A custom fit oral sleep appliance fits like an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard. Research has shown that oral appliance therapy has been a successful treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea or snoring. When used, dental or oral appliances help to prevent the tongue from falling back and blocking the throat and/or advance the lower jaw forward opening the airway.
If you are currently using CPAP therapy or have concerns with snoring or sleep apnea, contact Sleep Treatment Direct. Our qualified dentists will work with you and your sleep doctor to determine if oral sleep therapy is a good option for you.