Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Are you looking for an alternative to CPAP equipment? An oral sleep appliance may be the best solution!
Oral appliances reposition your mandible (lower jaw) to naturally open your airway. The same technique is used for mouth-to-mouth breathing during CPR.
Start With a Sleep Study
A sleep study will determine whether or not an oral appliance is appropriate for your sleeping disorder. If you do not currently see a sleep physician, we can arrange for patients to have studies conducted through our neighboring sleep testing center.
See Results As Early As The Same Day
When you wear your oral appliance for the first time, it may take a bit of getting used to, but it is not nearly as invasive or cumbersome as CPAP equipment. Instead, you can naturally open your airway so that oxygen flow is increased when you go to sleep.
Most of our patients experience a significant difference in their sleep quality as early as the first night of use.
Healthy Start and DNA Sleep Appliances for Children
Do you have a child with chronic snoring, undiagnosed sleep apnea, or problems sleeping? Healthy Start and DNA oral appliances help to correct anatomical features that can contribute to breathing disorders. As your child grows, these intervention techniques accommodate proper development associated with orthodontic concerns, and improved breathing during their sleep. Dr. Joe or Dr. Jason can help determine which system would be best for your child.
Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep disordered breathing can include anything from snoring to obstructive sleep apnea, and everything in-between. Often, it’s the side-effects of sleeping disorders that are the first to catch your attention (especially if you don’t have a sleep partner). Some of these can include:
- Waking frequently throughout the night
- Feeling tired throughout the day
- Xerostomia (dry mouth) or a chronic sore throat
- Excessive tooth wear, flatness to your teeth, or chipped dental work
- Morning headaches
- Choking or gasping while you sleep
- Pauses in breathing
Unless you treat your sleep apnea, you may also experience complications in your health. These often include conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack, depression, hypertension, and obesity. Not to mention, snoring can also wreck your family life as it wakes loved ones throughout the night.
SleepDocsCT Can Help You Sleep Soundly
If you suspect that you have some type of sleeping disorder, it’s time to call SleepDocsCT. Our highly skilled dentists have extensive training and memberships through the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the American Sleep & Breathing Academy. Dr. Tartagni was recently recognized by the ASBA as a Board Certified Diplomate. Here, you’re in good hands.
Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dental sleep medicine providers. Our dentists, along with our sleep medicine providers, will guide you through the next steps necessary for managing your chronic snoring or sleep apnea condition.
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