Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructed Airway - OSA
Obstructed Airway - OSA

Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. Snoring can be harmless or it can also be an indicator of a more serious medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Obstructive Sleep Apnea generally occurs during sleep, the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat and completely block the airway which temporarily stops ones breathing. Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) occurs about midway between regular snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. People with UARS suffer many of the symptoms of OSA and require special sleep testing techniques to diagnosis UARS.

Corrective Measures for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA

Oral Appliances

SomnoDent - Continuous Open Airway Therapy
SomnoDent - Continuous Open Airway Therapy
SomnoDent - Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT) Appliance
SomnoDent - COAT Appliance

Oral appliances are the least invasive and highly effective corrective devices for stopping snoring and OSA. There are over seventy different oral appliance on the market.

Tongue Restraining Appliance - this works by a suction mechanism that holds the tongue forward and keeps the back of the tongue from obstructing the airway.

Mandibular (Jaw) Repositioning Appliance - holds the jaw in position so that it does not move back toward the throat. Indirectly, the tongue is also held forward enough so that it cannot block the airway.

Our custom made oral appliances are computer designed to be the most highly effective oral appliances. Through our Sleep Apnea Advanced Diagnostics and Treatment process we identify the exact jaw position where OSA occurs and custom design the SomnoDent oral appliance for a comfortable fit that works to stop snoring and OSA.

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