Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
CPAP therapy for sleep apnea simply does not work for many patients, due to the uncomfortable feeling of the mask, tubes and machinery involved. In order for CPAP to produce effective results, the patient must carry out the therapy every night. Oral appliance therapy is an alternative treatment to CPAP, and provides a more preferable treatment method for around 50% of people who suffer from sleep apnea.
The oral appliance is worn while the patient is sleeping and is similar in design to a retainer. By positioning the jaw correctly, the oral appliance allows air to flow correctly through the upper airway. Oral appliance therapy has benefits for patients who snore, suffer from sleep apnea or both. Other benefits include better comfort, a device that is easily carried around and uninterrupted sleep at night.
Consult with a Dentist
An oral appliance is normally recommended by Bear Brook Dental Care for patients who describe symptoms of sleep apnea. We will take you through a comprehensive clinical exam, which will include questions about your lifestyle and sleeping habits. Treatment with oral appliance therapy is normally combined with changes in lifestyle that will naturally reduce many of the symptoms of sleep apnea and snoring.
Partners or siblings who share a room may benefit from patients treating sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. When you suffer from sleep apnea, it can result in loud snoring which disrupts the sleep of others. Seeking treatment is simple and effective with Bear Brook Dental Care. You will be glad you took the first steps toward achieving a sound night’s sleep.
For a consultation on oral appliance therapy and other sleep apnea treatment options available from Bear Brook Dental Care, contact our office today to book a friendly consultation.