Oral therapy appliances for Sleep Apnea

Are you CPAP Intolerant?

You are not alone...one study estimates 30-50 percent of CPAP users don’t like the treatment; another survey discovered that about half of patients stop using the device within 1-3 weeks of it being prescribed. However, discomfort shouldn’t be a reason an Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) sufferer doesn’t get help for his or her condition —the consequences are just too great. Other sleep treatment options are available for patients who dislike CPAP.

Mandibular Repositioning Devices (MRD's)

Recent studies have shown that oral appliances as sleep treatment options can be just as effective as CPAP in curbing OSA. When worn, MRDs push the lower jaw down just enough to redirect breathing through a patient’s air passages. The latest technology allows MRDs to be custom-designed for a patient’s mouth to provide the best airflow possible.

MRD Advantages

  • Comfortable

  • Easy-to-Wear

  • Quiet

  • Portable

  • Convenient for Travel

  • Easy to Care for

Our Treatment Process

Our oral surgeons will work closely with your doctor to treat snoring and sleep apnea. At your first visit, our surgeon will talk to you about the benefits and potential side effects of treatment. You also will receive information on the cost of therapy.  Then our surgeon will conduct a complete clinical evaluation, including an examination of your teeth, jaw, tongue and airway, and possibly a new X-ray of your mouth. 

Oral appliances are customized using digital models of your teeth. These models are sent to a dental lab where the appliance is made.  Once your oral appliance is ready, you will return to our office for a fitting. Our surgeon will adjust the appliance to maximize its comfort and effectiveness. You also will learn how to clean the oral appliance and maintain it.

After you have used your sleep apnea oral appliance, you will be evaluated for proper fit and effectiveness, and adjustments forward or backward if needed. You will be followed by our surgeon until your OSA condition has subjectively improved enough to be objectively evaluated by your sleep specialist, who will determine if your condition has improved. This may require another sleep study while wearing the sleep apnea oral appliance.