Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

Posted by Lara Rintoul on

If you have mild or moderate snoring and/or sleep apnea, you could be treated with Dental Oral Appliance Therapy. Alternatively, they can be used in conjunction with CPAP devices in order to improve comfort 

The objective of oral appliances is to realign the lower jaw by shifting it forward. If the lower jaw is too far back it reduces space in the airway. Realigning and stabilizing the jaw can increase muscle tone and create more room in the throat for air to pass. In result, this reduces the air resistance that caused snoring and sleep apnea. 

Oral appliances are a safe and effective solution to snoring and sleep apnea. A dentist will custom fit the mould to the shape of the patients teeth and mouth. The appliance will then be worn throughout the night. 

For more information on sleep apnea treatments or to take a sleep apnea diagnostic test contact CanSleep Services. 

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