What are Oral Appliances?
We offer oral appliances to treat both sleep apnea and teeth grinding (bruxism). These easy-to-wear and comfortable appliances are made just for you in our office. They are incredibly effective at treating a range of conditions so that you can live life comfortably without experiencing dental and oral-related problems. We can perform an exam as needed to determine if you’d benefit from the oral appliances we use.
Why are Oral Appliances needed?
You may need an oral appliance to help treat sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that can affect your breathing at night. The appliance is worn at night to help open the airway so that you can breathe easier. Likewise, another reason for needing an oral appliance is if you have bruxism and grind your teeth at night.
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Who’s a good candidate for Oral Appliances?
We will perform an exam to determine if you have either sleep apnea or bruxism. If it’s found that you have either of these conditions, we can offer treatment as needed. For sleep apnea patients, many have found that a simple oral appliance worn at night is much more comfortable than their old CPAP machines. For patients with bruxism, proper treatment can help to save their teeth from cracking and wear.
What happens during treatment using Oral Appliances?
You will come into our office and have an exam done to determine if you’ll need one of our oral appliances. We then take impressions of your mouth to help create an appliance that’s just for you. You will come back in to have the appliance fitted and will be instructed on how to wear it. In order for the appliance to be effective, you need to wear it every single night and replace it as it begins to show signs of wear. Our oral appliances are easy to wear and made to be incredibly comfortable for every patient.
If you think you may benefit from oral appliances either for sleep apnea or teeth grinding, call us today and we can help to schedule an appointment for you to come in.