Sleep Apnea

For patients diagnosed with true sleep apnea (a frequent and temporary stoppage of breathing at night due to airway collapse), this can be a serious medical issue and it’s important to correct for their overall health and wellbeing.  The most predictable treatment is a CPAP device prescribed by a medical sleep specialist.  However, the compliance of wearing a mask, hooked up to a hose and fan/filter machine is not very high and many patients opt out of using one.  For patients looking at an alternative to a CPAP, a dental appliance (called a Mandibular Advancement Device) may be made to help keep your airway open and prevent sleep apnea.