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Oral Device Therapy

If you’re looking for a comfortable and effective way to treat your sleep apnea, oral device or oral appliance therapy may be the right option for you. Oral appliances are custom-made devices that fit in your mouth like a mouthguard, and work by repositioning your jaw and tongue to keep your airway open during sleep. Oral devices help prevent apnea episodes and improve breathing during sleep by keeping your airway open.

The different types of oral devices

There are multiple different types of oral devices to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs)

MADs are the most common type of oral appliance used for treating sleep apnea. They work by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue forward, which helps to keep the airway open during sleep. This type of oral appliance is custom fitted to the patient’s mouth and worn over the teeth, like a mouthguard.

Tongue Retaining Devices (TRDs)

TRDs work by holding the tongue in a forward position to keep it from blocking the airway during sleep. The device is a custom-fitted mouthpiece that holds the tongue in place with a suction bulb attached to the tip of the tongue. This type of oral appliance is less popular but may be recommended for patients who cannot tolerate a MAD.

Effective Treatment

Oral device therapy can be effective at treating sleep apnea.

Oral appliance therapy treats sleep apnea by preventing the collapse of soft tissue in the upper airway. Oral devices have been found to be effective at treating mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Oral device therapy offers benefits

Oral device therapy offers several benefits over other treatment options, including:

  • Comfort: Oral appliances are generally comfortable to wear.
  • Convenience: Oral appliances are easy to use and can be carried in a small case, making them convenient for travel.
  • Quiet: Oral appliances do not produce any noise and are completely silent.
  • Non-Invasive: Oral appliances do not require any surgery or invasive procedures. They are non-invasive and have no side effects.
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Effective Treatment

Oral device therapy can be effective at treating sleep apnea.

Oral appliance therapy treats sleep apnea by preventing the collapse of soft tissue in the upper airway. Oral devices have been found to be effective at treating mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Oral device therapy offers benefits

Oral device therapy offers several benefits over other treatment options, including:

  • Comfort: Oral appliances are generally comfortable to wear.
  • Convenience: Oral appliances are easy to use and can be carried in a small case, making them convenient for travel.
  • Quiet: Oral appliances do not produce any noise and are completely silent.
  • Non-Invasive: Oral appliances do not require any surgery or invasive procedures. They are non-invasive and have no side effects.

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Getting Started

Get started with oral device therapy

If you’re interested in oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our sleep specialist. We will evaluate your condition and determine if an oral appliance is the best treatment choice.

After a consultation, The Sleep Apnea Center of Connecticut uses the ResMed at-home sleep test to learn more about your sleep needs and decide if an oral device is right for you.

Once you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and recommended for oral appliance therapy, we will take measurements of your mouth and jaw to create a custom-fitted oral appliance. Lastly, we will fit and adjust the device as needed to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Effectively use your oral device for the best results.

To ensure the best possible results with oral appliance therapy, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Wear the device as directed

Clean the device regularly

Follow good sleep hygiene practices, such as avoiding caffeine and alcohol before bedtime and keeping a regular sleep schedule

Oral device therapy may be right for you.

Oral device therapy is a good option for patients with sleep apnea.
Contact us today to learn more about this treatment option and get started on the path to better sleep and improved health.