For patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Jeffrey Neal may recommend customized oral appliances to help prevent your airway from being obstructed while sleeping. Oral appliance may also be recommended for patients who have previously been diagnosed with sleep apnea but who are CPAP intolerant or are looking for another viable treatment. To receive a custom oral appliance therapy device in Henrico, Virginia, our dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your oral condition and provide recommendations as to which appliance is best for you. We invite you to contact Who Does Your Teeth today at 804-447-1435 to schedule your appointment with our dentist for sleep apnea treatment.
One of the most common ways to treat obstructive sleep apnea is with a customized oral appliance. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, our dentist can help you receive your customized oral appliance. This treatment option can help improve your sleep, restore your health, and reestablish your daytime alertness.
Sleep apnea oral appliances are very similar to mouth guards and retainers. They are custom made to fit with your specific smile and provide maximum results. Worn only while you are sleeping, these oral appliances keep your jaw in a forward position, thus preventing anything from moving and blocking your upper airway. This keeps your airway open and helps you breathe continuously throughout the night without interruption.
Oral appliances have many advantages for treating sleep apnea, including being:
- Easy to use
- Portable and convenient for travel
- Tube-free for non-intrusive treatment while sleeping
- Easy to care for
Obtrusive sleep apnea oral appliances can only be provided through a prescription. If our dentist feels that you can benefit from an oral appliance as your sleep apnea treatment, he will recommend which type of appliance is best for you. After taking a mold or impression of your teeth, a laboratory will create your customized oral appliance and send it back to our dentist. Our team will ensure that your oral appliance fits comfortably and that you receive instructions about proper care and use. We want to ensure that your treatment yields maximum comfort and effectiveness. For more information, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.