Sleep apnea affects roughly 22 million people, and experts say it could be undiagnosed in up to 80% of cases. If you’re suffering with this disorder, appliance therapy can help.
Appliance therapy is designed for people with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Here are some of the signs that you may be suffering from sleep apnea:
Some of these symptoms can be difficult to spot unless you’re told by a loved one. If you’re having trouble sleeping, though, it’s worth speaking with a doctor to determine what the issue might be. It’s also worth noting that people with TMJ are more likely to experience OSA.
If you believe you’re experiencing sleep apnea, it’s imperative to get treatment in a timely manner. This condition puts undue stress on the body, putting you at risk for heart problems.
There are two different kinds of sleep apnea, but OSA is the more common one. If you’re experiencing central sleep apnea, we will recommend you to the appropriate specialist.
The nature of the appliance will vary depending on the exact nature of your sleep apnea. In most cases, you should expect either of the following:
Devices need to be worn every night. We may spend the first two to six months of treatment adjusting the oral appliance, ensuring that you’re getting the treatment you need to get a good night’s sleep.
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