The trickiest part to treating obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA) is diagnosing it. Without a professional assessment or home sleep study, you may not even realize that you have trouble sleeping at night. However, once you know you have sleep apnea, you may be able to treat the condition and rest peacefully at night with a comfortable, custom-designed sleep apnea appliance. Contrary to the traditional CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, a sleep appliance can fit comfortably over your teeth and keep your airway clear throughout the night without the need for additional machinery.
How a Sleep Apnea Appliance Works
A sleep apnea appliance is similar to a mouthguard, but because it isn’t designed to protect your teeth, it’s much smaller and more comfortable. The other difference is that the appliance carefully supports your lower jaw in a way that prevents tissues from collapsing into it, which helps you rest more peacefully by preventing apnic episodes while you sleep. For optimal results, your appliance will be designed using highly detailed and precise digital images and measurements, ensuring the comfort and effectiveness of your treatment.
More Comfortable Solution for Sleep Apnea
If you suffer from sleep apnea, then a custom-designed sleep appliance could be a more comfortable and effective alternative to a traditional CPAP machine. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.