Medical and dental treatment options for treating snoring and sleep apnea include: Positional Devices, CPAP, Oral Appliance Therapy and Surgery.
An oral appliance is a small plastic device that fits over the upper and lower teeth, similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard. The appliance is worn in the mouth during sleep to prevent the soft tissues of the throat from collapsing and obstructing the airway. Oral appliances work by slightly advancing the lower jaw which in turn moves the base of the tongue forward and opens the airway to allow improved breathing and reduced snoring and apneas during sleep.
It is best to consult with our office to determine the unique and specific approach to your needs if you feel that your snoring or sleep apnea is affecting your way of life.