Get Dental Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a very serious condition that affects more than 18 million people in the United States alone. Despites those huge numbers, though, some studies suggest that the vast majority of them aren’t receiving the treatments they need to get sufficient sleep.
Some of this hesitation is likely related to the actual treatment. An uncomfortable CPAP mask and machine isn’t exactly something to look forward to every night. There is, however, a different option that will help you get the rest you need.
Dental appliance therapy uses a custom-fit device that looks a lot like a sports mouth guard. It prevents the tongue and other soft tissues from sliding back and blocking the airway. It’s a simple solution to a serious problem.
What are the benefits?
These dental solutions to sleep apnea are becoming very popular because they are small, comfortable to wear, and easy to carry when you travel. The time it takes to get accustomed to wearing them at night is also much shorter than getting used to an entire mask that you wear on your face.
At Madison Smile Solutions we will work with you to make sure you get the effective treatment you need. As we work together, we’ll be able to determine if these devices are helping you get a sound night’s sleep and what changes we might need to make.
Is it for you?
Sleep apnea is a very serious condition, and it will have to be diagnosed by a qualified doctor who can recommend the most effective solution. They will be able to determine if you are a candidate for dental appliance therapy. Once that decision is made, though, contact us and we can help you get a comfortable and complete night’s rest.