If you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring, and are looking for an alternative to CPAP, look no further. A sleep apnea appliance can be made by your dentist to help you get a good night sleep without relying on the bulky CPAP machine.
Sleep Apnea Appliance – what is it?
A sleep apnea appliance is a custom-fitted dental device developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
It is an effective, comfortable, and durable alternative to CPAP therapy and corrective surgery.
By wearing the appliance when sleeping, your lower jaw is moved forward into a comfortable position where you achieve relaxation of the back of your throat, a wider airway, and ensuring that your tongue does not collapse and block your airway, which gives you a much better sleep safely and effectively.
Most patients prefer the appliance over CPAP machine due to its comfort, convenience, and effectiveness.
Benefits of a Sleep Apnea Appliance
There are many benefits to this appliance including:
- custom fit
- easy to use
- clinically proven
- effective in 91% of patients who suffer from sleep problems due to snoring or sleep apnea
- easily adjustable
- easy to travel with
- high compliance as compared to CPAP
How is this appliance made?
A sleep apnea appliance is easy to make. We would need to see you for a consultation to assess if you are a candidate for this therapy first. Once you are ready to go ahead, we would need to take impressions of your upper and lower teeth, which are used to fabricate your appliance in a laboratory so it’s custom fit for you. Once the appliance is fabricated, we will show you how to wear it, how to adjust it, and how to take care of it. It’s simple, easy, and most importantly, extremely effective at helping you get a great night sleep.