Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Getting a Custom Fit for a Snoring Appliance

Snoring appliances are fit chair-side (that’s dentist talk for fitting something while you sit in the dental chair). Using a bite matrix and material to position the jaw in the right position. We can test the efficiency for snoring before the appliance is made.  A digital scanner much like a hand held wand is used instead of a gooey impression material in your mouth.   Exact models are made of your teeth with the jaw positioned in the new anti-snoring position.

What Will a Snoring Appliance Accomplish?

This appliance will open up your airway just enough to reduce or eliminate snoring.  Many people cannot tolerate the CPAP, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or a BiPAP, BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure. Snoring  appliances can be helpful in cases of obstructive sleep apnea with people who can’t tolerate these machines. BiPAP and  CPAP commits a person to a lifetime of a mask over their  face at night with blowing air.  A person is also committed to having to carry the device with them and being close to an electrical outlet. We feel you should find out whats obstructing your airway and fix that problem.

A Solution to Snoring and OSA

You may only need an anti-snoring appliance or a nasal opening device like Mute.  One may only need their adenoids removed or some other minor surgery to correct their problem thus bypassing the need for a CPAP or BiPAP.  A sleep study which can be obtained thru our office for $250 or less is used to check for obstructive sleep apnea and the correction of the airway. Many times health insurance will pay for the sleep study.

We also have many other appliances depending on your needs.