With a diagnosis of sleep apnea, your treatment will, to some degree, be dictated by the severity of your apnea.
For Mild or Moderate Apnea
Dental sleep appliances can be made to bring your sleep and breathing into a more normal range.
For Moderate or Severe Apnea
The treatment begins with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) appliance. However, there are some who cannot tolerate a CPAP appliance. Following a physician’s recommendation, these people can be treated with a dental appliance.
All treatment for sleep apnea is individually determined – based on daytime and nighttime symptoms. Please alert us or your physician should you experience sleep issues.
Our office provides a sleep apnea screening survey to all patients who snore or have symptoms of apnea. This helps us in diagnosing those who need further testing or treatment.
If you have sleep apnea and are looking for an alternative or if you are non-compliant with your CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine, dental appliances may be an option for you.
I feel like the apnea management system, both day and nighttime has led to a tremendous increase in my general well-being. Not only am I not snoring anymore, but I also breathe easier throughout the day and especially during exercise. I find the appliances and consultation process to be innovative and effective
Prior to my receiving my OSB appliance, I was not sleeping well and experienced daily headaches. I was taking numerous prescription medications. The reactions to the medication left me feeling nervous, depressed and I could not sleep well. My appliance helped me so much that I no longer need prescription medication. I feel so much better and therefore am very happy. My OSB appliance is a life saver.
My snoring was getting so bad it was keeping my wife up at night. Not only was it so loud, it made it difficult for her to sleep, but I was gasping for air and we both knew this could not be good for my health. I received my OSB appliance about two and a half years ago and I stopped snoring on the very first night. I now sleep better and feel more refreshed in the morning. It is great to have an appliance that fits in my mouth versus wearing a mask and being hooked up to a machine like many of my friends. My wife also stopped sleeping with earplugs. I recommend this appliance for anyone who has a sleep disorder