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3 Questions to Ask About Dental Appliances for Snoring
Are You or Your Partner Suffering from Snoring? Experienced Doctors & Dental Staff at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders Can Help! We Offer Non-Invasive Solutions for Snoring Using Comfortable Oral Appliance. For More Information, Please Call Us or Request an Appointment Online.
Snoring is one of the most commonly reported sleep issues experienced by men and women in the United States. Snoring can reduce your quality of sleep whether you are the person who snores, or the person who shares their bed or home. At Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, we proudly offer customized dental appliances that can reduce your snoring and help you and your family sleep better. If you are interested in dental appliance therapy, or just seeking an effective treatment for your snoring that is convenient and non-invasive, our dentists and sleep doctors can help.
How do dental appliances work?
Our dental appliances, also called neuromuscular orthotics, are designed to help your jaw, tongue, and throat rest in an anatomically correct and natural position. They work by maintaining appropriate alignment even as you sleep, preventing the relaxation of important tissue and muscles that may otherwise result in snoring. Oral appliances have been proven as a safe and effective treatment method for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. If you have used a CPAP machine in the past, but found it too bulky or inconvenient to maintain, our dental appliances may be the answer you have been looking for.
How do you create my dental appliance?
At Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, we proudly employ dedicated and experienced medical and dental professionals who work in tandem to design a dental appliance especially for you. This means you will not have to visit multiple locations in order to achieve relief if you suffer from snoring. Your sleep doctor will conduct a physical examination to determine the primary areas of concern, and our dental staff will take a mold of your mouth. Your dental appliance will then be created to suit your specific anatomy. Unlike appliances designed to be one-size-fits-all, our dental orthotics are created for each individual person we treat. This allows you to experience the greatest possible benefit from your treatment, and enjoy the most comfortable fit possible. Once your appliance is complete, we will show you how to use and maintain it, and you will simply wear the device each night while you sleep. Dental appliance therapy is incredibly simple and can be an effective treatment option for both children and adults.
How uncomfortable are your dental appliances?
Oral appliance therapy is totally non-invasive, but some patients may be intimidated by the idea of wearing a dental orthotic each night for sleep. Dental appliances fit like a mouth guard worn for sports or a retainer worn after braces have been removed. Because your dental appliance will be created to fit your specific anatomy, you will enjoy the greatest comfort possible. Most of our patients adjust quickly to wearing their appliance each night and find the experience much less uncomfortable than they initially expected. Wearing your dental appliance should quickly become part of your regular bedtime routine and we believe that this method of treatment offers the Top possible benefit with the least intrusive treatment.
If you are interested in oral appliance therapy for snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, contact Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders today. We offer dental appliance therapy at multiple locations across the United States in Bloomington IL, Peoria – Dunlap IL, Lafayette IN, Mishawaka IN, Columbia MO, Kansas City MO, Albuquerque NM, Brewster NY, El Paso TX, Wausau WI. so you can easily access this important treatment option. Call us or click here to schedule your snoring treatment consultation.