St. Charles, IL Snoring Appliances
Oral appliances are worn in the mouth to treat snoring and sleep apnea. These devices are similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouth guards and maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Oral appliances work in several ways, including:
- Repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula
- Stabilizing the lower jaw and tongue
- Increasing the muscle tone of the tongue
Despite the fact that treatment with the CPAP unit is extremely successful, there are a number of patients who cannot or choose not to wear the facemask with the attached air compressor. For these patients, oral appliances provided by a dentist trained in sleep disorders are proving to be an excellent treatment option.
There are many types of oral appliance styles that can be provided by your dentist. Your dentist can help you choose what might be best for you whether it is for snoring, sleep apnea, bruxism, or jaw pain. If you snore or someone you know snores, visit your dentist today for further consultation. Oral appliances are comfortable, FDA approved, and easy to wear so that you can end snoring problems and achieve a better night’s sleep.