Snoring is a big inconvenience to anyone who has to listen to it night after night. But did you know that snoring could actually be trying to tell you something? If you or a loved one snores a lot, you might have a condition known as sleep apnea.
Oral appliances made by licensed sleep medicine dentists are now approved as a first-line therapy for treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
If you snore or have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your doctor or a sleep medicine dentist may recommend that you try an oral appliance to open your airway.
For people who can’t tolerate a CPAP machine, a dental oral appliance can be a simple solution to a vexing problem affecting your sleep. Due to their ease of use, dental oral appliances are being recommended as a first-line therapy by more and more by sleep physicians. Oral appliances have many advantages, including their small size and portability.