Oral Appliance Therapy

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Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A custom-fit oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health. Here is a guide to help you get started with this life-changing treatment.

About Oral Appliance Therapy

Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance fits like 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. 

If you and your dental team decide that oral appliance therapy is the best treatment option for you, then your dentist will recommend the oral appliance that is best for you. Oral appliance therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans. 

Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment that fits easily into your lifestyle. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is:
 

  • Comfortable

  • Easy to wear

  • Quiet

  • Portable

  • Convenient for travel

  • Easy to care for

Making and Fitting Your Oral Appliance

Oral appliances are customized using digital or physical impressions and models of your teeth. These models are sent to a dental lab where the appliance is made. 

Once your oral appliance is ready, you will return to our office for a fitting. Our dentists will adjust the appliance to maximize its comfort and effectiveness. You also will learn how to clean the oral appliance and maintain it. 

Living with Oral Appliance Therapy

Treating snoring or obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy can make you feel like a new person. You will find that your symptoms, and your quality of life, can improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly. It is likely that you will sleep better, have more energy and feel sharper throughout the day. You may find that your bed partner begins to sleep better, too! 

Treating sleep apnea promotes a healthier heart, body, and mind. With our dentist’s help, you can improve your sleep and your health!

If you live near the Conejo Valley or surrounding areas and are interested in snore and sleep apnea treatment, schedule a consultation with our highly qualified cosmetic dentists and dental team at Thousand Oaks Smile Design 805-492-3553 or request an appointment here.

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