SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA
Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are caused by a collapse of the soft tissues or the tongue into the airway, blocking it and keeping you from taking a proper breath. But more and more research is showing that oral appliances like the ProSomnus Sleep and Snore Devices work amazingly well by gently advancing your lower jaw and keeping it in a slightly forward position.
Our mission is to keep you healthy and sleeping better with the use of our oral appliance options outside of the CPAP machine.
Dental Appliances for sleep apnea
Before any treatment options can be determined, a sleep study must first be performed to determine the severity of one's symptoms as it can have a direct influence on the recommended therapy.
The most common form of therapy is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, which blow a steady stream of pressurized air through a mask into the respiratory system. For moderate to severe sleep apnea patients, most sleep professionals will recommend CPAP therapy as a first-line treatment option.
For mild to moderate sleep apnea, a dental device is often the recommended therapy. Dental devices may also be recommended to be worn in conjunction a CPAP device to help lower high pressure needs.
Pros of Dental devices
Many patients find dental devices to be more comfortable and tolerable to wear as opposed to CPAP masks.
Patients on CPAP often complain of dry, itchy noses from the air pressure drying out their sinuses. Oral devices do not have this problem.
There is less equipment to become entangled with during sleep, or knock off during slumber, for patients who are active movers during sleep.
There is a lot less equipment involved, and therefore easier to travel with.
Who qualifies for dental appliances?
Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea (not recommended for moderate to severe sleep apnea)
Patients with primary snoring (in absense of sleep apnea)
Patients who have tried and failed at CPAP therapy may qualify
Patients who were unsuccessful with or refused surgeries such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, cranofacial operations, or tracheostomy.
In combination with CPAP device to help lower patient's apnea/hypopnea index for more tolerable air pressure settings.