Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep Apnea Mouthguards in Ocoee FL
If you have sleep apnea and suffer the consequences of poor-quality sleep and oxygen depletion, it is crucial to find a solution as soon as possible. A sleep study is the first step. If you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Smiles of Orlando can help with a custom-fitted oral appliance that is a successful CPAP alternative.
Can I Fix Sleep Apnea Without a CPAP Machine?
Although CPAP is effective for many patients, it has drawbacks. It is uncomfortable for some and is cumbersome and challenging to wear, particularly if you sleep on your stomach or side. Fortunately, there are other ways to treat sleep apnea. An oral appliance or mouth guard worn at night is effective, inexpensive, and non-invasive. It is comfortable and portable, making it ideal for restless sleepers and travelers.
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How Do I Know if I Need an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea?
An oral appliance is an option if you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The mouthguard keeps your airway open, allowing you to breathe without restriction and not experience oxygen depletion.
How Do Sleep Apnea Mouthguards Work?
Smiles for Orlando offers three types of mandibular advancement devices that are custom sleep order treatment options. These devices temporarily move the jaw and tongue forward, opening the airway. This reduces snoring and prevents oxygen depletion. You can get a good night’s sleep without constantly waking up throughout the night.
Silent Nite® Oral Appliance
This flexible, transparent plastic device is fastened at the sides with connectors to move the lower jaw forward gently. An AM Aligner aids patients in realigning the jaw after wearing the nighttime appliance.
This sleep apnea mouthpiece uses a series of nine elastic straps of different lengths to gradually guide the mandible (lower jaw) into a better position.
The dreamTAP™ is a novel oral appliance for sleep apnea that allows the patient to slowly adjust how much the lower jaw is realigned. A metal key is turned to gently ease the mandible forward until a comfortable, effective position is found.
SomnoMed’s Avant is one of the most recent oral appliances developed for sleep apnea treatment. The upper and lower mouth guards are designed with computer-aided software and manufactured robotically for a precision fit that precisely follows the shape and contours of your teeth. A soft liner cushions your teeth and improves comfort for restful sleep. The SomnoMed® Avant™ gently holds the mouth closed so the wearer breathes through their nose, eliminating snoring.
Dr. Martinez evaluates each sleep apnea patient, considering the severity of the condition, any other health issues, sleeping positions, and other pertinent information to determine which sleep apnea appliance solution is best.
Does Insurance Cover Sleep Apnea Appliances?
It depends. Dental insurance does not currently cover sleep apnea mouthpieces, but many medical insurance policies cover all or part of the cost. Most medical insurance policies cover most of the price for oral appliances to treat diagnosed sleep apnea. Talk to your insurance provider to determine whether the oral appliance you are considering is covered.
To learn more about sleep apnea appliance options, contact our office at Smiles of Orlando Phone Number 407-656-8080 to schedule an appointment. We can help you get the best night’s sleep you’ve had in years.
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AM Aligner is a product of Airway Management Inc.
EMA is a registered trademark of Frantz Design Inc.
dreamTAP is a trademark of Airway Management Inc.