There is only one thing worse than sleep apnea: highly-invasive CPAP machines that are used to help sleep apnea patients stop snoring. If you or a loved one have been searching for solutions to sleep apnea that don’t involve overbearing masks, tubes, and machines, what you need is oral appliance therapy — but what exactly is oral appliance therapy, and how does it help patients with sleep apnea? Continue reading for more details about this incredible treatment.
What Is Oral Appliance Therapy?
Unlike Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (CPAP), Oral Appliance Therapy does not require you to wear masks, tubes, or anything that connects to a machine. Instead, you simply pop a small oral appliance device into your mouth to wear while sleeping. The device repositions the lower jaw to help patients with sleep apnea maintain open, unobstructed airways through the night, allowing them (and their partners) to sleep peacefully. These spectacular dental appliances accomplish the same thing as CPAP machines without all the extra equipment.
Over 100 oral medical devices have been cleared by the FDA for sleep apnea treatment, and our board-certified sleep apnea specialist will ensure that you get a device that fulfills your individual needs and expectations. You can solve your sleep apnea problems without the dreaded CPAP machine — you just need to talk to the right dental professional!
Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep medicine
Our very own Dr. Ashkan Yousefi has been recognized by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine for the work he does with patients who have sleep apnea — and he can help you, too. All Diplomate of ABDSM have proven that they possess the technical skills and in-depth knowledge needed for patient care. Dr. Yousefi works very closely with sleep specialists who share the same passion for solving issues related to sleep apnea and snoring. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Yousefi to inquire about sleep apnea dental appliances in the D.C. area.
Other Alternatives to CPAP
If oral appliance therapy doesn’t sound like the right solution for your sleep apnea, there are some other alternatives to CPAP that you can choose from. Your other options include upper airway surgery to remove excess tissue, significant weight loss, and to quit smoking or drinking alcohol, depending on your personal habits and preferences. The least intrusive option for most patients tends to be oral appliance therapy, as it does not require any substantial life changes, and the small device fits into your mouth just like a mouth guard.
Contact Bloom Dental of Arlington Today for Oral Appliance Therapy
If oral appliance therapy sounds better than upper airway surgery and long-term weight loss initiatives, Bloom Dental of Arlington can help you find the quiet, uninterrupted rest you’ve been seeking. Our ABDSM-certified sleep apnea specialist has helped countless sleep apnea patients during his career, and he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Contact Bloom Dental of Arlington today for more information, or you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Yousefi to get started with treatment!