Dental Appliance for Sleep Apnea

Better Sleep Missouri treats sleep apnea by providing FDA-approved custom-fit oral appliances.

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. These interruptions, known as apneas, can lead to fragmented sleep, excessive daytime fatigue, and various health complications if left untreated. While CPAP machines have been the standard treatment for sleep apnea, oral appliances have been used for over 40 years as an alternative treatment for effectively managing sleep apnea in many individuals.

At Better Sleep Missouri, we specialize in providing oral appliance solutions as an alternative to traditional CPAP machines, offering a comfortable and convenient approach to managing sleep apnea symptoms.

Oral appliances are custom-made and worn in the mouth during sleep. They work by repositioning the jaw or tongue to help keep the airway open, reducing the occurrence of apneas and improving breathing. Our appliances offer several advantages, including their non-invasive nature, ease of use, and portability.

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How to Get an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

If you are considering a dental appliance as a treatment option for your sleep apnea, here are the general steps to follow in obtaining a dental appliance:

1. Consultation

Schedule a consultation with Better Sleep Missouri who specializes in sleep apnea treatment. During the consultation, the dentist will evaluate your condition, discuss your symptoms, and assess the severity of your sleep apnea. During our dental examination, our team may take impressions of your teeth, and request any necessary diagnostic tests.

2. At-home sleep test

An at-home sleep test is a convenient, cost-effective, and accurate way to determine the extent of your sleep apnea.

3. Diagnosis

Once your test results are evaluated if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea by a sleep physician, the dentist will determine if an oral appliance is a suitable treatment option for you.

4. Treatment Plan

If a dental appliance is deemed appropriate, the dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. They will explain the recommended type of dental appliance, its features, and how it works to treat sleep apnea. The dentist will also discuss the expected benefits, potential side effects, and any lifestyle changes you may need to make alongside the treatment.

5. Customization

The dentist will take digital impressions of your teeth to ensure a proper fit and optimal effectiveness. These impressions will be used to create a custom-made dental appliance that fits your mouth comfortably and securely. The dentist may also perform any necessary adjustments to ensure the device is tailored to your unique needs.

6. Fitting and Instruction
Once the dental appliance is ready, you will return to Better Sleep Missouri for a fitting appointment. The dentist will place the appliance in your mouth and make sure it fits correctly. They will provide detailed instructions on how to wear and care for the appliance, including proper cleaning techniques and maintenance.
7. Follow-up Care
Regular follow-up appointments with your dentist are crucial to monitor the effectiveness of the dental appliance and make any necessary adjustments. These appointments allow the dentist to ensure the device continues to provide optimal treatment as your condition may change over time. They will also address any concerns or issues you may have during the treatment process.

Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea

 

Oral appliances are an effective treatment option for sleep apnea. These custom made appliances fit in the mouth similar to a retainer or mouth guard. These small, comfortable and adjustable devices are worn during sleep and open your airway by moving your lower jaw and tongue forward. This allows for improved breathing and reduced symptoms of sleep apnea.

Oral appliances are often recommended for individuals with mild or moderate sleep apnea or those who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy. Consulting with a qualified dentist who has expertise and training in sleep apnea, such as Dr. Moser at Better Sleep Missouri, can help provide you with a personalized solution to help manage and treat sleep apnea.

 

Benefits of Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea.

Dental appliances, or oral appliances, can be effective as a treatment of sleep apnea. Here are some of the benefits that they offer compared to other sleep apnea treatments:

Improved Sleep Quality:

Help alleviate snoring and reduce the frequency of interrupted sleep and apneic events
Non-Invasive Treatment:

Oral appliances are non-invasive and do not require a mask. There is no hose, no noise from machines and no feelings of claustrophobia. They offer a convenient and comfortable treatment option for individuals who struggle with CPAP adherence.

Increased Comfort and Mobility:
Dental appliances are custom fitted to your mouth, ensuring a comfortable fit that doesn’t restrict your movement during sleep. They are discreet and portable, making them easy to travel with.
Enhanced Compliance:
Dental appliances are known to have higher patient compliance rates compared to other sleep apnea treatments. Their ease of use and comfort make them a preferred choice for many individuals.
FDA-Approval:
The dental appliances we provide are FDA-approved for the treatment of sleep apnea, ensuring their safety and efficacy.

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Contact Better Sleep Missouri for Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

 

If you are seeking treatment for sleep apnea, look no further than Better Sleep Missouri. Our dedicated team of sleep specialists is ready to assist you in finding the right dental appliance solution to improve your sleep and overall well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards better sleep. Don’t let sleep apnea disrupt your life any longer – get in touch with Better Sleep Missouri and discover the benefits of dental appliances for sleep apnea treatment.