The Benefits of Oral Therapy
If you have heard of sleep apnea or have it, the most common solution you hear of is a CPAP. They look like Darth Vader masks that you wear in your sleep. As a bonus you even get the weird breathing sounds he has. Most people don’t really like CPAPs that much and find them uncomfortable. This is why premier sleep solutions recommends looking into oral therapy.
What is Oral Therapy?
To start off, an oral appliance is “a sleep device that is custom fit… and worn at night while you sleep”. It works by moving your lower jaw forward after being anchored to both your upper and lower teeth. By doing this your airways will open and you’ll stop having those microwakes that make sleep apnea what it is. Our team can make one that is suited specifically to your mouth so that it will work exactly how it should.
Why is Oral Therapy better than other solutions?
As you can probably guess, it’s a lot more comfortable than a CPAP. Oral appliances don’t really have a chance of falling out of your mouth while you sleep. However, a CPAP can and this has actually happened to my Dad who was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea. I talked to him about oral therapy and he was able to look into it and now has a custom fit oral appliance that he wears while he sleeps. It really makes me happy considering how many years I saw him unable to sleep or hating sleep.
Many times insurance can and will cover the costs of an oral appliance. Many times with sleep apnea insurance companies might not cover certain treatments, we’ve found that insurance companies will cover oral therapy the majority of the time.
How do I get started?
You can set up an appointment by clicking here and finding your closest location. After that you should set up an appointment and we’ll schedule a session for you to create a custom plan for you.