Oral Appliance Therapy is a comfortable, reversible, non-invasive treatment which can be a C-Pap alternative.
After you have a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea from a sleep physician, we perform a comprehensive evaluation which includes an examination of the teeth/gums, TMJ and airway assessment as well as imaging (panoramic film, Cephalogram and TMJ/tomo x-rays). Afterward, an FDA approved oral appliance is fabricated, inserted and fitted. Follow up visits will be necessary as well as a follow up sleep study to determine efficacy and long term follow up visits with your treatment physician and Dr. Stern.
Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment
Oral appliances treat obstructive sleep apnea by keeping the airway open in one of three ways: by pushing the lower jaw forward (a mandibular advancement device or MAD), by preventing the tongue from falling back over the airway, or by combining both mechanisms. The most common type of oral apnea appliance, a MAD is often adjustable so that the dentist can move the jaw further or reduce the advancement as necessary. Apnea appliance therapy helps many people who have trouble tolerating traditional CPAP therapy. MADs can also be made for patients who wear partial or complete dentures.
Contact us today to learn more about sleep apnea treatment at 203-335-0020