Sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder. However, many people suffering from this problem are left undiagnosed because some of the most prominent warning signs happen during sleep. The best way to determine if you are exhibiting sleep apnea related symptoms is to ask your spouse, roommate or bed partner to note the following.
- Gasping or Choking During Sleep
- Frequent Visits to the Bathroom
- Restless Sleep
- Grinding or Clenching Teeth
- Morning Dry Mouth or Sore Throat
- Morning Headaches
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Memory or Concentration Issues
Manage your Sleep Apnea without a CPAP Machine
We use our state of the art software to craft fully custom oral appliances – designed to open your airway while you sleep.
If you have mild or moderate sleep apnea, a bulky, intrusive CPAP machine isn't the only way to treat the disorder. Our custom-made sleep apnea devices reposition the jaw while you sleep, preventing your airway from closing.
What is Sleep Apnea?
"Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, you’ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep. As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day."
- The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The Oral Appliance Therapy Process
First, you will need to be evaluated with a sleep study to accurately diagnose your obstructive sleep apnea. For your convenience, we offer a Home Sleep Test (HST) - so we can get quicker results, while you sleep in the comfort of your own bed. After the sleep study, you will learn about all your options for treatment, and whether or not an oral appliance for apnea is appropriate for you. Once you have decided that it is, you’ll come back to our office so that we can take a quick digital scan of your teeth. Since the appliance is considered a medical treatment, your medical insurance may help cover part of the cost!
Our Doctors and Sleep Coordinators are committed to ensuring the process of your diagnosis, treatment, and medical coverage is as seamless as possible.
Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy
- Quiet and Unobtrusive
- Better Sleep
- Eliminate Snoring
- Slim, Ergonomic Design
- Easy to Clean & Maintain
- Fast, Immediate Solution
- Portable for Travelling
- Drug & Surgery Free Treatment
- Cost Effective
- No CPAP Required