Custom Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affect millions of people, causing them to lose the deep, quality sleep that they need to stay healthy. For patients with sleep apnea, the problem is even more severe. The condition involves oral tissues collapsing into your throat and making it impossible for you to breathe. After a few moments, your body will wake up enough to clear the obstruction and start breathing again. However, it will shortly occur again, creating a cycle of breathing cessation that can repeat itself hundreds of times in a single night. This not only deprives you of oxygen, but also the deep stages of sleep that are necessary for you to properly rest and recuperate.
At our office, we can help many patients who suffer from sleep apnea enjoy better and more restful sleep with the help of a custom-made sleep appliance. The appliance can be designed to support your lower jaw in a comfortable position to avoid tissues from clogging your airway. It can also serve as a more comfortable and convenient alternative to more traditional sleep apnea treatment, which often involves the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and mask.