Dr. Steven Airey provides oral appliance therapy as an alternative to CPAP treatment. Unlike CPAP devices, which force air through your airways to keep them open, oral appliances gently move and adjust the position of your jaw to prevent your airways from becoming blocked so that you can breathe easily while asleep. When you visit Absolute Sleep of the Carolinas, our dentist will work with trusted medical specialists to evaluate your condition and determine which type of oral appliance is right for you. Call us today at 828-832-8081 to schedule your appointment and learn more about oral appliance therapy in Boone, North Carolina.
Oral appliance therapy is typically recommended to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea or snoring disorders. These sleep breathing disorders usually occur when the airway is blocked by the tongue rolling back or by the soft tissues of the throat “collapsing.” Oral appliances help to prevent these blockages and work by advancing the lower jaw slightly forward. This slight forward position helps to tighten the soft tissues and muscles so that they remain firm and do not collapse or vibrate, giving you the easy, safe and soundless sleep you need.
Benefits of oral appliance therapy include:
- No noise from a CPAP machine
- No loud, in-mask breathing
- Appliances are easily portable and easy to clean
- No electricity required for use
- Custom designed to fit comfortably
- No risk of tangling, claustrophobia or irritations caused by a mask
Our office uses several types of oral appliances, including the SomnoDent™ appliance and the ProSomnus® appliance. We will consult with you as well as with your physician to determine the type of appliance that will provide the best results for you.
Give us a call today to learn more about oral appliances for sleep apnea and schedule your consultation with our caring dentist and team.