Oral Appliance Therapy

Dental appliances are a viable alternative to CPAP therapy. A specially designed oral appliance repositions the lower jaw and tongue during sleep. It enlarges the airway by moving the tongue and jaw forward, thus creating more space for the air to flow. Our office has specialized equipment to measure the airway and predict the success of an oral appliance. The appliances can be highly effective for those who suffer from snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. A sleep study or polysomnogram and a diagnosis of sleep apnea by a sleep physician are necessary before an oral appliance can be considered.

Benefits of an oral appliance include:

  • Comfortable and easy to wear
  • Small and convenient for travel
  • Reversible and non-invasive
  • Quiet, accepted by bed partner
  • High compliance rate

See Also: Sleep Apnea