Sleep apnea is a common and dangerous sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans, while many cases remain undiagnosed because symptoms are largely present during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA occurs when the soft tissues in the back of the throat collapse during sleep, obstructing the airway and preventing normal breathing. The lack of oxygen and constant sleep disruptions can have serious consequences for your quality of sleep, quality of life during the day, and your overall health.
There are also surgical procedures for the treatment of sleep apnea, although all of them have varying side effects and rates of success. At A Smile By Design, we believe that this should be your last resort.
At A Smile By Design, we are proud to offer oral appliance therapy as a successful and predictable treatment option for our sleep apnea patients. Oral appliance therapy uses a device (oral appliance) that fits like a mouthguard that you wear during sleep. The device gently shifts the lower jaw forward, preventing the airway from collapsing, and allowing patients to breathe normally throughout the night.
Our sleep apnea patients have been able to get back their nights, their days, their health, and their lives with non-invasive oral appliance therapy. Patients love their oral appliance therapy device because it is:
If you’re ready to take ownership of your health and treat your sleep apnea, we would love to speak with you about oral appliance therapy. Call A Smile by Design – Dr. Vogler today, or request an appointment online! Helping Sleep Apnea Patients all over Livingston County, NY.