Sleep apnea treatment
Do you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or snoring? Then oral appliance therapy is for you! At Advanced Dental Wellness Center, we can create a custom-fit dental appliance to help you get a good night's sleep.
What Is Oral Appliance Therapy?
Oral appliance therapy involves the use of a custom-fitted device, often similar to an orthodontic retainer or sports mouthguard, worn in the mouth during sleep. It's primarily used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and associated snoring by preventing airway obstruction and allowing the wearer to breathe easily during the night.
Does Oral Appliance Therapy Treat Sleep Apnea?
Oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea is an effective treatment for mild to moderate cases. A well-made mandibular advancement device can prevent your airway from collapsing and stop your throat muscles or tongue from restricting your breathing. This ensures you can breathe throughout the night and won’t constantly wake up.
Our patients who receive a custom-made cost effective mandibular advancement device report immediate positive effects. They report feeling energized and well rested, absence of morning headaches and sore throats, improved mood, and improved concentration.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This type of apnea occurs when the muscles in the throat relax excessively during sleep, causing a blockage of the airway.
Did you know that obstructive sleep apnea increases your risk of a heart attack 23 times? Obstructive sleep apnea also increases your risk of stroke and other cardiovascular problems, including irregular heartbeat. Currently, up to 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and many of these cases can be treated via dental oral appliance therapy.
If you have the following symptoms, then you may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea:
- Waking up gasping
- Constantly tired
- Trouble concentrating
- Sore throat
- Morning headaches
- Waking frequently throughout the night
To find out for sure if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, book a sleep study. Sleep physicians will monitor your vitals and determine whether or not you have sleep apnea.
At the Advanced Dental Wellness Center, we start with an initial consultation where we analyze your mouth, take x-rays, 3D images, and mold your mouth. Then we create a mandibular advancement device. This takes a few weeks, and then we have a follow-up appointment with you where we make sure the device fits perfectly.
The cost of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea is between $1200 and $2000. This includes everything ranging from the dental device to the appointments and checkups. Compared to CPAP machines (a common way to treat sleep apnea), oral appliance therapy tends to be cheaper over time. Oral appliance therapy sleep apnea is also less invasive and has no side effects. To stop snoring and enjoy a deep full night’s sleep, contact Advanced Dental Wellness Center and order your dental device for a reasonable price today!
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