What Is A Sleep Appliance?
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.
What Can I Expect?
Oral appliances hold your tongue in place so that your airway stays open while you sleep. Oral appliances are placed into your mouth at night before you go to bed, and worn for the entire time you are sleeping, and taken out when you are awake.
Does It Work?
The use of these dental mouthpieces is becoming popular now even if CPAP is still considered the best approach in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is supported by new studies proving that it is effective in the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea.