If you snore at night or suffer from sleep apnea, our dentist may recommend oral appliance therapy to help you breathe more easily while asleep. Oral appliances are custom-designed to fit your mouth perfectly and help you get the rest you need. Oral appliances work by advancing the lower jaw into a slightly forward position. By moving the lower jaw forward, the soft tissues and muscles of the upper airway are tightened, preventing them from vibrating or collapsing and blocking your airway while you are asleep. These appliances also help the tissues at the back of your throat relax and prevent your tongue from rolling back, allowing you to sleep soundlessly and safely.
Because oral appliances help you breathe easily and naturally while asleep, they ensure that you wake feeling refreshed in the morning. Sleep is a key part of your overall health and wellbeing, allowing your body to heal and recover and helping you remain in good health mentally and physically so that your body can function normally. The ability to breath naturally while asleep also ensures that your loved one gets a good night’s rest as well.
Oral appliance therapy is typically recommended for those suffering from mild to moderate snoring or sleep apnea disorders. Our dentist will evaluate the severity of your condition to determine if oral appliance therapy is a good option for you.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Steven Oshins and find out more about oral appliance therapy in Schenectady and the surrounding areas, contact our ofice today. We are committed to helping you get the rest you need to maintain your health and quality of life.