If the sleep study specialist recommends you for oral appliance therapy, you will come back to our office to have impressions of your oral cavity taken. Our office typically uses digital impressions, which eliminate the need for uncomfortable, messy, and goopy traditional impressions. These impressions will be used by a trusted offsite lab to create a custom oral appliance.
Once your oral appliance is returned from the lab, you can start wearing it on a nightly basis. The appliance is made from smooth plastic and should fit snugly and securely over your teeth. When worn, it will push your lower jaw forward and open your airway during sleep.
Oral appliance therapy makes sleep apnea treatment simple.
Oral Appliance Therapy Benefits
Like most sleep apnea treatments, oral appliance therapy reduces snoring and can improve your overall well-being during the day. Many patients feel significantly more energized during the day after starting their treatment.
Compared to alternative treatments like CPAP therapy and surgery, oral appliance therapy offers an additional benefit: comfort. Oral appliances are portable, quiet, and easy to wear, so patient compliance is generally better than that of CPAP therapy. Additionally, oral appliance therapy is especially effective for treating obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form of the condition.
Find Relief Today
Oral appliance therapy makes sleep apnea treatment simple. Furthermore, the results can be life-changing and dramatically improve your quality of life. To find out whether you are a good candidate for oral appliance treatment, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. Call us at (617) 227-6076 or contact us online to learn more.