We understand the importance of finding effective and comfortable treatment options for sleep apnea, which is why we offer specialized expertise in oral device therapy.
Whether you are new to oral device therapy or seeking more information, we invite you to delve into the world of oral devices for sleep apnea and discover how they can help you achieve better sleep and improved overall well-being.
Our dentists at Sleep Better Sarasota specialize in oral device therapy as a treatment for sleep apnea and snoring.
Oral device therapy, also known as oral appliance therapy, is a non-invasive treatment option for sleep apnea. These devices are worn during sleep and work by repositioning the jaw and tongue to help keep the airway open and reduce snoring.
One of the key advantages of oral device therapy is its convenience and ease of use. Unlike continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, which involve wearing a mask over the nose or nose and mouth, oral devices are compact, portable, and do not require any external power source.
The selection of the most appropriate oral device depends on factors such as the severity of sleep apnea, the individual’s anatomy, and personal preferences. During a consultation with a dental professional or sleep specialist, they will evaluate your specific needs and recommend the most suitable type of oral device for you.
Your type of insurance can also influence what type of device is covered. Medical and dental insurance may cover certain devices, while others, such as Medicare, may have their own preferences. Our team is an expert at working with insurance companies.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of oral devices can vary among individuals, and regular follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor progress, ensure proper fit, and make any necessary adjustments. Working closely with a dental professional or sleep specialist is essential to ensure the optimal outcomes of oral device therapy for sleep apnea.
Both the Evo and Herbst devices are custom-fitted to each individual’s mouth to ensure a proper fit and optimal treatment effectiveness. These devices work by repositioning the jaw, which helps to keep the airway open and reduce sleep apnea symptoms. The specific type of oral device recommended for an individual will depend on factors such as their specific condition, anatomical considerations, and preferences. It is important to consult with a dental professional or sleep specialist to determine the most suitable device and ensure proper fitting and adjustment for effective treatment.
Another common type of treatment that is different from an oral appliance is the Inspire device. The Inspire device is an advanced treatment for sleep apnea that involves a surgical procedure to implant the device under the skin. It works by stimulating the hypoglossal nerve to control tongue movement and keep the airway open during sleep. With continuous monitoring of breathing patterns, the Inspire device delivers gentle electrical stimulation to the tongue muscles to prevent airway obstruction. This personalized and adjustable approach provides an effective solution for individuals who cannot tolerate or benefit from other treatment options, improving sleep quality and managing sleep apnea.
✓Oral devices are non-invasive and do not require surgery. They are custom-fitted to each individual’s mouth, making them comfortable to wear during sleep.
✓Oral devices have been proven to effectively treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and reduce snoring. By repositioning the jaw and tongue, these devices help keep the airway open, allowing for improved airflow and reducing the frequency and severity of breathing disruptions during sleep.
✓Oral devices are compact and highly portable, making them convenient for travel. They do not require external power sources, making them easy to use in different sleeping environments.
✓By addressing sleep apnea and reducing snoring, oral devices can improve sleep quality. With better sleep quality, individuals often experience increased daytime alertness, improved mood, and enhanced overall well-being.
✓Oral devices are custom-made to ensure a proper fit and optimal treatment effectiveness. They can be adjusted or modified by a dental professional to accommodate changes in jaw position or address any discomfort, ensuring ongoing treatment success.
✓For individuals who cannot tolerate or are unable to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral devices offer a comfortable and effective alternative. They provide a viable treatment option for those seeking non-invasive alternatives.
✓Effective treatment can lead to lifestyle improvements and reduced risk of serious health conditions. As such, it’s important to find a treatment that is feasible to use.
It is important to note that the effectiveness of oral device therapy may vary among individuals, and regular follow-up appointments are necessary to monitor progress, ensure proper fit, and make any necessary adjustments. Working closely with a dental professional or sleep specialist is essential to ensure the optimal outcomes of oral device therapy for sleep apnea.
To begin your journey towards effective treatment for sleep apnea in Florida, don’t hesitate to contact Sleep Better Sarasota today at (941) 404-4644. Their dedicated team of dental professionals and sleep specialists is ready to assist you in finding the most suitable treatment option for your specific needs. With their expertise in oral devices, including custom-fitted dental appliances and advanced therapies like the Inspire device, Sleep Better Sarasota can provide personalized care to help you achieve better sleep and improved overall well-being. Take the first step towards a restful night’s sleep by reaching out to Sleep Better Sarasota today and scheduling your consultation.