Discover the Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
The benefits of oral appliance therapy lie in its simplicity and custom design. Once your sleep physician has prescribed oral appliance therapy, we can meet with you at our Stratford, Guilford, or New Haven, CT, location. Using the information taken from your oral examination, x-rays, and impressions, our dental sleep specialists will order the proper custom oral appliance that will provide you with the optimal results needed to treat your sleep-related breathing disorder.
The benefits of oral appliance therapy lie in its simplicity and custom design.
Non-Invasive Treatment Option
Other sleep apnea treatment options are more invasive than oral appliance therapy. Positive airway pressure (PAP), for example, requires patients to wear a mask over their nose or mouth as they sleep. This is often uncomfortable for patients and may result in low compliance, thus making the treatment ineffective.
Other more invasive treatments include surgery. In some children, sleep apnea is caused by inflamed or very large adenoids and tonsils. For these patients, undergoing an adenotonsillectomy can help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. Orthodontic intervention is another treatment option for patients whose misaligned teeth or jaws are contributing to their sleep apnea symptoms.
Oral appliance therapy is the most comfortable treatment option available, as it is custom-designed to fit precisely in your mouth. Oral appliances for sleep apnea fit over the teeth, similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouthguard. Most importantly, with proper adjustment and compliance, you can comfortably sleep in any position with an oral appliance.
Learn More About the Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy
Like other types of sleep apnea treatment, oral appliances can dramatically decrease your risk of developing more serious health conditions. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and would like more information about your treatment options, contact our dental sleep medicine facility today. Reach our practice and schedule an appointment with Dr. Reza Radmand by calling (203) 689-5313 or completing our online contact form.