Oral Appliance and Sleep ApneaNov. 26, 2018
Dental Oral Appliance Therapy is an alternative treatment for those who have mildmoderate
snoring and/or sleep apnea. Oral appliances can also be used in conjunction
with CPAP devices to improve comfort for some cases of sleep apnea.
Oral appliances are a safe and effective snoring and sleep apnea treatment. They are custom fit by a dentist and molded to form to the shape of the patient’s teeth and mouth. They are worn over the teeth throughout the night. The aim of oral appliances is to realign the lower jaw by bringing it forward. The realignment and stabilization of the lower jaw and tongue helps increase muscle tone in the throat and creates more space in the airway, which reduces the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea and snoring.