SleepAlliance is dedicated to helping all patients achieve success in treating their sleep related issues related to snoring and sleep apnea.
What are the advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy over CPAP?
CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) has, until now, been the most popular way to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Unfortunately, many patients find the device uncomfortable, loud, and cumbersome, which increases the risk they will stop using it. On the other hand oral appliances are quiet, require no external power source, and allow you to sleep more naturally without a mask over your face. The size makes them very portable.
While you’re wearing the SomnoDent, you’ll be able to drink, yawn, speak, and close your mouth completely. It’s easily adjustable and treatment with the appliance is reversible and non-invasive. Not only will you sleep more comfortably, your sleeping partner will not be awakened by equipment noise.
How does the oral appliance work? How does it prevent obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring?
An oral appliance works in several ways:
- It repositions and stabilizes the lower jaw and tongue while also repositioning the soft palate and uvula.
- It also increases the muscle tone of the tongue.
- In this way, the soft tissues and tongue are prevented from collapsing, which keeps the airway open and unobstructed and also halts snoring.
Through the above actions, the tissues and tongue are prevented from collapsing in keeping the airway open and unobstructed. Since air flows freely into the lungs, the forced flow of air and vibrations of the tissue (known as snoring) do not occur.
Can I expect success with OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy)?
While each individual is different, OAT has been proven to be extremely effective at solving obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Where many patients are frustrated with CPAP and discontinue its use over time. In studies, patients prefer oral appliances to CPAP and adhere to therapy better. Dr. Morgan reported 84% success with his patients in his recent clinical trials and even improved upon their wearing his new protocols.
What if I need to adjust my Oral Appliance?
You can easily adjust your oral appliance. We have several instructional videos on how to adjust your sleep apnea device. Please review our list of videos on how to adjust your oral appliance. If you do not see what you are looking for, please let us know by emailing or filling out our contact form.
How do I clean my appliance?
To thoroughly clean your device it is recommended to use Prodentclean. Our formula has a special combination of ingredients that are 100% safe and non-toxic, utilizing empowered oxygen and other key ingredients to loosen the biofilm and bacteria that reside on hard to reach surfaces.
Do I need a referral from my doctor?
After discussing your symptoms with your primary care physician, you can have your doctor complete and send us a physician referral. SD0002-TMDC-Referral-Form-2016
You can also contact us directly to schedule your consultation and sleep apnea screening. Complete the Consent Letter and bring it to your appointment.
Do you accept my Insurance?
Many medical insurance policies offer to pay for some or all of OAT if you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. We will work with your insurance company to optimize the maximum benefits allowable for you.
What are your payment options?
We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.