Oral Appliance Therapy
Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Amy Urban is certified to practice Dental Sleep Medicine and is a member ofthe AADSM, with the, “Qualified Dentist,” designation.
If a patient is deemed to have a partially or fully obstructed airway, diagnosed by a physician, a dental appliance may be reasonable a treatment option for them. The dental devices may be an option for patients with partially blocked airways or for patients who cannot tolerate their CPAP machine.