Oral appliance therapy is often a very effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Custom-fit oral sleep appliances improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health, and we are able to fit them for you from our Bremerton location – no need to travel to Seattle.
Here is a little about oral appliance therapy taken from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
If you and your doctor decide that oral appliance therapy is the best treatment option for you, then your doctor will write a prescription for you to receive a custom-made oral appliance. You also will receive a referral to a qualified dentist who can provide oral appliance therapy. More than 100 oral appliances have received FDA clearance. Your dentist will recommend the oral appliance that is best for you. Oral appliance therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans.
What if you didn’t need a CPAP machine?
Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment that fits easily into your lifestyle. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is:
- Easy to wear
- Convenient for travel
- Easy to care for
Give us a call…
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Arthur to determine if Oral Appliance Therapy is appropriate for you!