Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea and also severe patients who are unable to tolerate a CPAP or prefer an alternate therapy. For this treatment option, Superior Sleep and Wellness provides a custom-made and adjustable oral appliance, also called a mandibular advancement device (MAD) or a mandibular repositioning device (MRD), which is fabricated specifically for the patient. This device, which is made by a dentist and worn at night, holds the lower jaw called the mandible in a slightly forward position while you sleep. This mechanical positioning enlarges the space behind the tongue by bringing it slightly forward with the jaw and puts tension on the soft tissues to reduce airway collapse.
Advantages of Oral Appliances
Treating sleep apnea through the use of an oral appliance is advantageous because it is an effective, non-invasive method of treatment that is easily and seamlessly incorporated into your current lifestyle. Patients particularly like oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, it does not disturb your bed partner, it’s transportable, it can be cleaned and cared for easily, and is convenient for travel.
Superior Sleep and Wellness has dentists that customize every oral appliance and treatment plan for each patient according to their needs and preferences. Due to this, Superior Sleep and Wellness offers a variety of types of appliances. These appliances have the fit similar to that of a mouth guard.
How We Can Help
Superior Sleep and Wellness assists all patients in receiving proper screening, testing and treating for sleep apnea. We have dentists that meet with patients in order to discuss each of these processes and each treatment solution in order to determine what works best for the patient. The dentists are also specifically trained in treating patients with oral appliance therapy. Additionally, we work intimately with physicians throughout the process to ensure patients are receiving the best care possible and to adhere to legal guidelines. Furthermore, since we know that this is new to you, we have dedicated staff members to walk with you hand-in-hand through each step of the process from the initial assessment and what it means to the completion of treatment.
Although oral appliances are required to be made by a licensed dentist, sleep apnea is medical condition and is covered by most medical insurance plans. In addition to insurance, Superior Sleep and Wellness has various financial options available for your convenience.
Oral appliance therapy can help you feel as though you are a new person. Your quality of life can improve dramatically with this treatment when you are committed to wearing your appliance all night every night. You will likely sleep better, feel better and have more energy throughout the day.
Contact us now to set up your free consultation to meet with one of our dentists to discuss oral appliance therapy.
Warning: Please do not fall victim to the TV commercials or advertisements that promote “snore appliances.” Snoring and sleep apnea are serious, life altering conditions that require care of a doctor. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that, if left untreated or improperly treated, can cost you your health and potentially your life. At Superior Sleep and Wellness, you will be under the supervision of a dentist, as well as physicians, in order to make sure you receive the proper care you require.