Sleep apnea is no laughing matter. The most common type, obstructive sleep apnea, occurs when there’s a physical obstruction or blockage of the airway, causing normal breathing patterns to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. Think of it as a cork in a bottle – the effort to breath is still there and that causes stress on the body as it fights to breathe. When this happens, oxygen flow to the brain and body are restricted, which can cause long-term damage.
We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve the quality, restorative sleep necessary to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. How? With oral appliance therapy – an effective CPAP alternative.
A proven and effective treatment option for sleep breathing disorders, a custom-fit oral appliance treats sleep apnea, snoring and associated conditions such as teeth grinding by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue to keep the central airway open during sleep. This treatment option is ideal for treating mild or moderate sleep apnea, or for those with severe sleep apnea who can’t use CPAP.