If you are struggling to get the rest you need because of an obstruction in your airway, it is time to discover your options for sleep apnea treatment in Reno. At Summit Boulevard Dental, we strive to provide effective, noninvasive solutions to keep your airway open. Now, many patients prefer an oral appliance to treat the sleep disorder as a comfortable, effective alternative to traditional therapies.
Traditionally, sleep apnea is treated using a CPAP machine, which delivers a steady stream of air through a mask worn over the mouth or nose to keep the airway open. Although it is effective, it often has a low compliance rate because it can be uncomfortable, bulky, and noisy. As an alternative, you can choose an oral appliance.
An oral appliance looks similar to an athletic mouthguard, but there are clear differences between the two. The device is worn over your teeth to prevent pauses in breathing. Many patients prefer an oral appliance over a CPAP because it is small, portable, quiet, and comfortable. As a result, this provides a high compliance rate. In fact, 95% of patients who use it correctly see a significant improvement in their sleep apnea symptoms.
You have two options when it comes to the device that is used based on your individual needs:
After an initial consultation, we determine which type of oral appliance best meets your needs. Your device is custom fit to ensure comfort and effectiveness. It is fabricated from a flexible but durable material. Unlike a CPAP, it offers the freedom you need to drink and talk while wearing it.
Besides treating sleep apnea, the oral appliances can treat other conditions as well, such as grinding your teeth at night, reoccurring pain from a temporomandibular disorder, and snoring.
When compared to other treatment options, an oral appliance offers several advantages, such as:
If you are ready to treat your sleep apnea in Reno with an oral appliance, you need a consultation. Contact Summit Boulevard Dental today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you breathe easier so you can sleep better.