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Can I have an oral sleep apnea appliance if I’m considering Invisalign (or Orthodontics)?

Can I have an oral sleep apnea appliance if I’m considering Invisalign (or Orthodontics)?

If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are considering oral appliance therapy (OAT), but also interested in Invisalign (orthodontic) treatment, read on. Oral appliance therapy involves wearing a custom dental retainer that encompasses  upper and lower teeth portions and prevents the lower jaw from collapsing back into the airway.  The ideal type of oral…

About Oral Devices

About Oral Devices

Snoring or CPAP struggles? Custom dental devices may be your best solution to peaceful sleep! What is an oral sleep appliance for snoring and apnea? In the medical field, custom dental devices or mouthguards that treat snoring and apnea are called oral appliances. This type of custom dental device is medically referred to as: Oral appliances that treat…

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms & Causes

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms & Causes

What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a fairly common medical condition that often goes undetected in individuals.  Did you know that most sleep apnea sufferers snore, but not all snoring individuals have apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can have many serious health consequences and potentially be deadly. Sleep apnea occurs during sleep, and most individuals…

Why do I need another sleep test with my oral device if my snoring has stopped?

Why do I need another sleep test with my oral device if my snoring has stopped?

Oral appliance therapy is an effective and discreet option in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Today let’s discuss several reasons why it is important to perform a sleep test with the device inserted if your physician or medical provider has recommended one. In most cases, oral appliance therapy involves the construction of custom…

The Importance of Weight Management/Loss With Successful Apnea Treatment

The Importance of Weight Management/Loss With Successful Apnea Treatment

Long term weight loss can have a significant impact on patients suffering from  obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common but serious sleep disorder. Weight maintenance is also of importance when considering long term success of apnea treatment, especially with oral appliance therapy  (sleep mouthguards). In this article, we will be sharing information on the relationship…

How to Use an App to Evaluate Snoring when wearing Oral Appliance

How to Use an App to Evaluate Snoring when wearing Oral Appliance

Professional oral appliance therapy remains a great option in treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), snoring and Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS). Today, let’s discuss how to know if your device is working or needs to be adjusted as discussed by your prescribing dentist in regards to snoring levels. Please be advised that all instructions given…

I Can Travel with My Family without Snoring Wars

I Can Travel with My Family without Snoring Wars

To help patients and the medical community embrace oral appliance therapy as a treatment option for snoring and apnea, we’ll be sharing real patient outcomes. This month’s case highlights a gentleman with very mild apnea with substantial symptoms often seen with more severe apnea patients.  The patient’s original complaints included snoring, poor sleep quality and…

7 Habits of Highly Successful Sleep Apnea Dental Device Users

7 Habits of Highly Successful Sleep Apnea Dental Device Users

By treating sleep apnea and snoring patients for over two decades now, I have noticed there are certain characteristics of patients who have been very successful with wearing sleep apnea dental devices, an alternative to CPAP therapy (continuous positive airway pressure). The dental service that includes the area of snoring and apnea treatment with oral…

Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Professionals

Health Care Providers: Whether you are a dentist, physician or other healthcare provider, the diagnosis, treatment, and referral process for patients with sleep disturbances can be challenging. Many wellness or problem-focused appointments with a healthcare provider leave little time to help patients take action with sleep-related problems such as poor sleep hygiene, insomnia symptoms, snoring…

Not All Sleep Dentists Are Created Equally:  Where to Find a Qualified Snoring- Sleep Apnea Trained Dentist

Not All Sleep Dentists Are Created Equally: Where to Find a Qualified Snoring- Sleep Apnea Trained Dentist

Snoring and apnea if left untreated or treated inadequately, can lead to serious medical problems. These problems can include increased risk of heart attack, stroke, daytime sleepiness and other serious illnesses. Even death can result from medical complications associated with apnea.  Increased rate of work-related and driving accidents can also occur from the excessive daytime…