Sleep Apnea Appliances
The quality of your sleep affects your daily activities and has a huge impact on the overall quality of your life. If you are not getting an adequate amount of sleep during the night, then you and your body may suffer from sleep issues and be prone to daytime sleepiness. Snoring and Sleep Apnea are more than annoying–they can lead to serious health-related issues. For many, treatment can be successfully achieved through a simple appliance worn while sleeping.
Many of our patients have opted for the use of an oral appliance in the treatment of sleep apnea due to their issues with CPAP/masks or for the convenience of travel.
There are many, many appliances used to treat sleep apnea and snoring. Some are one piece, some two but all work similarly; they hold the lower jaw forward during sleep. This brings the tongue slightly forward and in patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea (less than 30 apnea events/hr), works quite predictably.