Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea (pauses in breathing while sleeping) in both adults and children, ranges from 5 to 30 times per hour. Sleep apnea causes daytime fatigue, slow reaction time, and vision problems. It has been estimated that about 1 in every 15 Americans is affected by at least moderate sleep apnea which can cause numerous serious physical challenges.

Many people wear a CPAP with success to reduce snoring, but a high percentage of patients cannot tolerate wearing a CPAP, which many find uncomfortable to wear while sleeping. Your dentist can fabricate a mouth piece that repositions the mandible and opens up the airway to allow you to breathe freely. This can be much more comfortable than CPAP and allow you to get the full rect you need.

Ask your dentist if you are a good candidate for an intraoral sleep apnea device.

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