Oral appliances that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are devices worn in the mouth, similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouthguards. They work non-surgically to realign the jaw and/or tongue to keep the airway open. Oral appliances are comfortable, easy to wear and care for, and non-invasive. They are small and convenient, making them easy to carry with you when you travel.
Oral appliance therapy is recognized by the medical community as an effective treatment option in the management of sleep breathing disorders. Medical and dental researchers have joined together to evaluate and improve the outcome of treatment with oral appliances. Recent research shows that oral appliance therapy is 85%-90% effective in reducing or eliminating snoring and 60%-70% in reducing mild-to-moderate sleep apnea to normal.
If you or a loved one may benefit from this type treatment, let River Towne Dental answer all your questions. We have a highly trained staff, with years of experience in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. We can work with your primary physician, sleep doctor and insurance provider to get you the very best appliance that will suite your situation and comfort level.