Snoring is often a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a serious health issue. Therefore a medical opinion is always needed. If you wish information about your problem before seeing your physician you can schedule a consultation and we can guide you along the proper way to proceed.
Can any dentist treat snoring and sleep apnea?
While any dentist may treat sleep disordered breathing, success rates are much higher with an experienced dentist trained to treat snoring and sleep apnea and manage any side effects and complications. The 4 Questions to Ask (Click Here)
Will it work for severe sleep apnea?
While not as predictable as for mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea, we have successfully treated many people with severe sleep apnea for whom CPAP therapy is not an option. We will be pleased to show you results of treated patients with your degree of sleep apnea so you can be confident in your chance for success with oral appliance therapy.
If I have sleep apnea, do I have to wear a CPAP?
If CPAP is not an option for you the American Academy of Sleep Medicine guidelines are clear that oral appliance therapy is an appropriate option.
Does the bite change?
While changes in the bite are still possible, with the new treatment protocols that we use, changes occur much less frequently and while there may be exceptions most changes are not clinically significant. Included in our comprehensive treatment plan, we will fabricate each patient a morning aligner which helps manage any changes to the bite and relaxes the muscles.
Can I travel with my oral appliance?
A big advantage of oral appliance therapy over CPAP is its portability for travel. CPAP is bulkier and heavier, requires an electrical source and generally needs distilled water to function. Oral appliances have none of these problems. Indeed we have provided oral appliances to many successful CPAP wearers who only want an oral appliance for travel.