Information on the sleep apnea mouthpiece device:
Oral appliance for sleep apnea are a first and second-line treatment for sleep apnea. Medical professionals will fit you for an oral appliance by dental impression kit, and help you to get the treatment that you need.
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First, if you have symptoms, or are already diagnosed with sleep apnea, you should discuss treatment plan with your physician. If ordered, you will be referred to a dentist who specializes in sleep apnea. A dental impression kit will be arranged with the dentist. Follow the simple instructions and bite down on the bite kit. A sleep-dentist professional will create the oral appliance specifically for your mouth.
You should only seek Sleep Apnea Treatment Mouth Devices that are FDA cleared for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
This FDA-approved treatment device is indicated for mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea, as well as for severe sleep apnea in patients who cannot tolerate CPAP.
With oral appliances, the posterior rotation axes are elevated, making the connecting rods parallel to a patient’s jawline, and allowing the retention force to work along the occlusal plane. In their biomechanical simulation study, Cheze et al showed this articulation to create 10% less stress on the TMJ than a conventional compression-based device and to sustain mouth-closing and physiological breathing during sleep.
Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea – Oral Appliance Therapy. “Sleep Apnea Mouth Device”
There are several treatment options for sleep apnea. One of the options is the oral appliance. Also called Jaw Advancing Device (JAD) or Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), these sleep apnea mouth pieces are custom made by dentists using a plastic-like mold to form to the specific shape of the patients teeth and mouth.
How Does the Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Work?
Sleep apnea oral appliances work by moving the jaw forward, which increases the size of the upper airway, thus reducing the air resistance that leads to sleep apnea.
Oral appliances for sleep apnea are often used as a substitute for CPAP or sleep apnea oral surgery. It is often used in conjunction with weight loss if the individual is overweight.
These custom sleep apnea mouthpieces, often called by the general public, ‘sleep apnea mouth guards’, are often most effective in sleep apnea patients who have mild or moderate sleep apnea.
Sleep physicians often recommend a sleep study before the oral appliance is used (to determine the diagnosis), and after the oral appliance is used (to determine if it is effective).
Consequences of Oral Appliance Therapy
Some sleep apnea patients who use oral appliances experience TMJ or temporal mandibular joint arthritis or arthralgia (pain). Others report an unusual sensation shortly after removing the device in which they have difficulty bring their teeth together in the usual position. Some patients experience teeth shifting after prolonged use.
Although there are several businesses that sell oral appliances on the internet. It is important that your sleep physician, primary care doctor, and/or dentist approve the appliance, as many of the over-the-internet ‘boil and bite’ mouth pieces for sleep apnea are not effective.
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- What is Sleep Apnea?
- Sleep Apnea Signs and Symptoms
- Sleep Apnea – Diagnosis
- List of Oral Appliances for Treating Sleep Apnea
- Stop snoring mouthpieces
This sleep mouthpiece is a first line cpap alternative.
This is one of the most popular alternatives to CPAP. This is a dental appliance for sleep apnea and is one of the most popular choices for sleep apnea dental device. Sleep apnea dental devices are often more effective in mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea oral appliance are not appropriate for all patients.