Sleep Apnea can cause you to stop breathing multiple times during your sleep or cause your breathing to slow due to an obstructed airway. This sleep disorder affects 5-10% of adults in the United States and can have a significant amount of health risks.
Dental appliances for sleep apnea have proven to be a highly effective solution in mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea and snoring, allowing you to sleep safely and comfortably.
At Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we assist patients who suffer from sleep apnea by designing a custom-fit mouthpiece that can be worn at night. The mouthpiece holds your lower jaw forward and slightly ajar. This causes your airway to open and allows you to breathe naturally. According to the American Sleep Association, oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea allows most patients to see an improvement on the first night of use!
Call us at 804-746-5327 for more information about dental appliances for sleep apnea.