With oral appliance therapy
Snoring due to mild-moderate sleep apnea is a significant problem for many people, and can substantially affect quality of life. From mild embarrassment to severe sleep disruption, there are plenty of issues that arise when you or your partner struggles with sleep apnea-induced snoring.
Many people believe that the only real solution to this problem is a CPAP machine, which can be difficult to use and can cause further problems such as dry mouth, discomfort, skin irritation, or feelings of claustrophobia.
Luckily, there is a better option: oral appliance therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy
At Smile Concepts, we use a thin, comfortable, FDA-cleared appliance that helps treat sleep-disordered breathing quickly and effectively in patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. This helps you achieve a deeper, more satisfying night’s sleep.
How does it work?
The sleep appliance gently shifts the lower jaw forward in a therapeutic position during sleep, which activates the airway muscles and ligaments to prevent the airway from collapsing.
Does it really work?
Sleep appliances are backed by documented, clinical success in mitigating or preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring caused by mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is very effective in treating patients with sleep-disordered breathing, with a compliance rate shown to be as high as 90% over a 2.5-year period.
Preferred by over 80% of patients
OAT is associated with greater patient satisfaction than nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.
In a randomized crossover trial comparing OAT to CPAP in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, about 81% preferred OAT.
Is it right for me?
The only way to know for sure if oral appliance therapy is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rouhani. During this consultation, you will discuss your unique problems and goals in order to determine if this device could help you achieve better, more restful sleep.
Call us at 480-951-2800 today to schedule your consultation, or fill out the form on our Contact Us page.