Typically, patients who suffer from sleep apnea will be prescribed a CPAP machine, which needs to be used every night in order for them to get sleep. While this treatment is effective, many patients find it uncomfortable and studies have shown that its rate of use goes down after the first year. Thankfully, we have an alternative solution that is comfortable, silent, and much more discreet than a CPAP machine: oral appliance therapy. At Lawrence Square Dental, we specialize in giving patients their well-deserved night’s sleep without the hassle of CPAP. Keep reading to learn more about oral appliance therapy and its benefits.
Instead of forcing air into your lungs like a CPAP machine, an oral appliance simply positions your jaw and tongue to open your airway for easier breathing. It looks similar to a mouthguard, but it slightly shifts your jaw forward to prevent stoppages in breathing. This simple yet effective treatment allows patients to receive a great night’s sleep with less snoring. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about a large, noisy, and uncomfortable machine to help you sleep.
You may be a good candidate for oral appliance therapy if you:
At Lawrence Square Dental, we offer oral appliance therapy for these main benefits:
Does it sound like you could benefit from an oral appliance? Contact our office today to get started on a better way of counting sheep.