It fits in the palm of your hand and is an established and verified treatment for snoring and sleep apnea.
An Oral Appliance is a custom-designed medical device that fits over the lower and upper teeth like an orthodontic retainer or a sports mouth guard. The device places the jaw in a position that maintains an open airway by preventing the lower jaw from falling back and collapsing the airway. This in turn will allow patients to breath normally during the night leading to a better night sleep.
This device allows the patient to open and close their mouth like normal, ensuring it is very comfortable to wear.
Dr. Akkad, A dentist specially trained in the field of dental sleep medicine can expertly fabricate a dental sleep appliance. After a thorough exam and review of your sleep study, Dr. Akkad will select an appliance that best fits your condition.The Oral Appliance is extremely effective in the prevention of snoring and treating sleep apnea in the mild to moderate category. Oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea is now covered by Medicare and most large insurance companies.
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