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What types of oral appliances are available to combat sleep apnea?

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I have been a long time sufferer of sleepless nights and it’s beginning to take its tole on me. I have been able to pin-point the cause for my sleep apnea to my breathing and must now take action. What types of oral appliances are available to combat sleep apnea?

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

There are different types of oral appliances, but they all provide one of two methods for keeping airways open during sleep: holding the tongue in place (tongue retaining devices) and repositioning the lower jaw (mandibular repositioning devices).

Both types of appliances are small acrylic devices, where tongue-retaining devices fit by suction on the tip of the tongue, while mandibular repositioning devices fit over your upper and lower teeth.

You can find more information about this treatment on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

There are different types of oral appliances, but they all provide one of two methods for keeping airways open during sleep: holding the tongue in place (tongue retaining devices) and repositioning the lower jaw (mandibular repositioning devices).

Both types of appliances are small acrylic devices, where tongue-retaining devices fit by suction on the tip of the tongue, while mandibular repositioning devices fit over your upper and lower teeth.

You can find more information about this treatment on this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!