Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance
Loud or disruptive snoring is one of the best-known symptoms of sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea can experience hundreds of breathing interruptions every night, and this leaves them sleepy, irritable and prone to potentially serious health problems. Oral appliances offer a comfortable, easy-to-use treatment option. If you snore loudly or have other sleep apnea symptoms, our expert in sleep apnea oral appliance in Los Angeles can help.
Our Los Angeles sleep apnea oral appliance expert will specially fit your oral appliance to you. This allows us to consider your bite, your teeth and the unique contours of your mouth and create an appliance that will best serve your needs. Dental appliances can be designed to do several things. They may gently adjust the positioning of the jaw to bring the lower jaw forward, which opens the airway for easier breathing. Another type is designed to keep the tongue out of the airway and stabilize the soft tissues of the mouth so that they are unable to collapse into the airway.
If you are a candidate for an oral appliance, our expert in sleep apnea oral appliance in Los Angeles will begin by making molds of your teeth. This allows us to create an exact replica of your teeth. These replicas will be used to create your oral appliance. Similar in design to a dental retainer, the appliance will fit over your teeth.
Much like a retainer, these will fit over your teeth, and maintain a modified bite. Once your appliance is ready, our Los Angeles sleep apnea oral appliance expert will check its fit, make final adjustments if necessary and ensure that you are comfortable wearing it. You will need to wear it nightly to get the most benefit out of it, and adjustments may be necessary over time. Contact our Los Angeles sleep apnea expert to learn more about your treatment options or to schedule your consultation.
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