Oral Sleep Appliance
An oral sleep appliance is a custom-made device you wear during sleep. It works by advancing the lower jaw forward, which helps to prevent the tongue from collapsing into the airway and blocking it. The appliance is comfortable and easy to wear; most patients adapt quickly and transition smoothly to wearing it as directed.
Who is a Candidate for an Oral Sleep Appliance?
An oral sleep appliance is typically recommended for those diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA or those with primary snoring. It may also be recommended for those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy or prefer a more suitable treatment.
The Process of Getting an Oral Sleep Appliance
The first step in getting an oral sleep appliance is to consult a sleep specialist. During this consultation, the specialist will evaluate your symptoms and determine if an oral sleep appliance is a suitable treatment option.
If an oral sleep appliance is recommended, the specialist will take impressions of your teeth and create a custom-fitted device. You will then return for a follow-up appointment to receive your appliance and have it adjusted to ensure optimal comfort and effectiveness.
Benefits of Oral Sleep Appliances
Oral sleep appliances are a popular treatment option for those with mild to moderate sleep apnea or those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy. These devices custom-fit to your mouth and work by positioning the jaw forward, which helps keep the airway open and reduces the likelihood of apneas and snoring.
Oral sleep appliances are also adjustable, allowing your sleep specialist to fine-tune the device to suit your needs. This means you can get a personalized treatment that works best for you, providing you with the utmost comfort at night.
The most significant benefit of oral sleep appliances is their convenience. They are small, portable, and easy to use, making them ideal for travel or for those who prefer a less invasive treatment option. Additionally, unlike CPAP therapy, there are no hoses or masks to deal with, which can make sleeping more comfortable.
An enormous advantage of oral sleep appliances is their effectiveness. Sleep experts know they can significantly reduce the number of apneas and snoring episodes with specialized devices, leading to better sleep quality and overall health.
Your Professional Sleep Expert
We understand that sleep apnea and snoring can be frustrating and disruptive to your life. That’s why our clinic offers a variety of solutions to help you get the good night’s sleep you deserve. Whether it’s a CPAP machine, oral sleep appliance, or lifestyle changes, we work with you to find the best solution for your needs.
Don’t let sleep apnea and snoring continue to impact your life. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our services and how we can help you get the restful sleep you need. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to better sleep and overall wellness.
During your next appointment with the adept team at The Snooze Doc of Mission Viejo, CA, you can be sure you are receiving the best care and guidance you and your family deserve.