Saint Louis Sleep Apnea Dentist Explains the Use of Orthodontic Devices to Treat Sleep Apnea

Written by Dr. Grayem on Nov 22, 2011

It used to be that in order to treat sleep apnea, patients had to struggle with obstructive and cumbersome CPAP machine. Unfortunately, this meant that many patients ended up avoiding treatment for their conditions because they didn’t’ want to live with a CPAP.


The good news is that our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentists now offer an easy to use, effective alternative to traditional CPAP therapy. If you or someone you love has been struggling with a CPAP machine, or avoiding sleep apnea treatment all together, this could be the solution you’ve been waiting for.


How do these dental appliances work?


Sleep apnea breathing obstructions and snoring are caused when soft tissue blocks a patient’s airway. Sleep apnea dental appliances fit easily into the mouth, just like retainers or mouth guards, and support the soft tissue. Consequently, sleep apnea dental appliances maintain an open airway, so the patient can enjoy a restful, uninterrupted night’s sleep.


Do these appliances work?

Sleep apnea oral appliances are FDA-approved and highly effective. When you meet with out sleep apnea team, we will evaluate your current sleep apnea symptoms and determine if you are a candidate for a sleep apnea oral appliance. If you qualify we’ll create your dental appliance to custom-fit your mouth, and treat your specific sleep apnea dysfunction.


Many patients are thrilled with how quickly they see results. In just a matter of nights many sufferers find that they are sleeping better, and waking up in the morning with more energy.


We understand that the CPAP machine may not be the ideal sleep apnea solution for every patient. That’s why our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentists are committed to helping patients find sleep apnea solutions that work for them. Give us a call for more information or to schedule an appointment at (314) 332-1307.