Oral Appliances for Sleep
Oral appliances for sleep come in a variety of styles. The simplest type of over-the-counter or mail-order appliances are not considered satisfactory for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and many dental sleep professionals warn that these generic devices may cause jaw pain or deleterious changes to the user’s bite.
For both safety and efficacy, custom-fitted oral appliances are considered the gold standard for care. These devices should fitted by a dentist such as Dr. Green who has undergone extensive additional training on the fitting and use of each specific device provided.
Dr. Green is able to provide proven and highly effective solution for the treatment of disruptive snoring and OSA in the form of the SomnoDent MAS. BOth clinical research and patient records have shown this device to provides significant relief for the majority of patients suffering from OSA. Most users find it quite comfortable, and as a result compliance levels are very good.
Worn only during sleep, the SomnoDent MAS is discrete, as allowing the wearer to talk, drink and open and close the mouth normally. Because it is custom fit to each user, the SomnoDent does not impinge on normal tongue movement, and it does not lock the upper and lower jaws together.
If you are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or disruptive snoring, and want to learn more about how oral appliance therapy with the SomnoDent MAS could help you find relief, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Green. He will perform a through oral examination and create dental impressions that will be used to create your custom-fitted appliance. Once your appliance is fabricated by the SomnoDent labs, Dr. Green will fit the appliance and provide information on its use and care.