What are Sleep Apnea Appliances?
If you have sleep apnea, you know how disruptive and problematic this condition can be. Sleep apnea involves the soft tissues at the back of the throat relaxing enough while you’re sleeping that they cover the airway. This causes loud snoring and persistent cessations in your breathing. This causes you to wake up throughout the night simply because you’re unable to breathe. Sleep apnea devices are custom made to open this airway, relieving sleep apnea symptoms and making it easier for you to breathe at night.
Why are Sleep Apnea Appliances needed?
We offer sleep apnea devices to those who have mild to moderate sleep apnea. This device will open the airway, which can put a stop to your loud snoring as well as sleep apnea symptoms. You’ll be able to rest easier at night and will find that you get better rest. The device is much more comfortable for patients when compared to a bulky CPAP machine.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Appliances?
To determine if you’d benefit from a sleep apnea appliance, we’ll review your health and medical history. We’ll ask you about your symptoms and whether or not you feel you’d need this device. Most patients with either mild to moderate sleep apnea can benefit from an oral device. Because the device is custom made, it’s comfortable and durable.
What can you expect with Sleep Apnea Appliances?
We will take impressions and molds of your teeth. These are then used to create a brand new appliance that you’ll wear every night. Your second appointment in the office will involve fitting the appliance and making any adjustments that are needed. You’ll have to wear the device each night so that it works to treat your sleep apnea. It’s important to take the appliance out each morning and clean it thoroughly to remove all bacteria. Your appliance can be replaced easily as it shows signs of wear or damage.
If you’d like to learn more about sleep apnea appliances, call our office today so that we can help to answer your questions and get you in for an appointment offering one-on-one care and low wait times.