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DR. MORRIS DESIGNED THIS UNIQUE AND COMFORTABLE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE WHO SEEK A SIMPLER OPTION.
Our appliance is placed in the mouth and is worn much like an orthodontic appliance or sports mouth protector. Worn during sleep to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, oral appliances promote adequate air intake and help to provide normal sleep in people who snore and have Sleep Apnea.
DR. MORRIS ADVISES TO NOT CHANGE YOUR TREATMENT PROTOCOL IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS OPTION.
This is the most common and standard form of treatment of obstructive Sleep apnea. The CPAP machine consists of a face or nasal mask that is connected to a pump, providing a positive flow of air into the nasal passages in order to keep the airway open. This pressure ensures that the airway doesn’t collapse during sleep. CPAP is recommended as the first line of treatment for patients with severe obstructive Sleep Apnea. Patients with mild-to-moderate Sleep Apnea can usually choose which therapy they would prefer.
ALTHOUGH THIS OPTION CAN BE EFFECTIVE, IT IS NOT A
This can be effective if an individual is slightly overweight with mild OSA. If used in conjunction with any of the above treatments, it can be very effective (with the proper diagnosis), regardless of the type of obstructive Sleep Apnea.
SURGERY IS USUALLY NOT THE FIRST TREATMENT OPTION, BUT AN OPTION FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTOLERANT TO THE CPAP AND ORAL APPLIANCE.
The most common type of surgery involves the removal of soft tissues in the back of the throat. This procedure is called a UPPP. A less frequent option is full reconstruction of the mandible or jaw bone.Its reported success rates are highly variable considering the different types of surgical procedures available and also the different definitions for which one defines success. The surgical procedure of choice will depend on the location of obstruction down the airway. Regardless of which surgical procedure, one could possibly still need to wear a CPAP or oral appliance. Its main drawback is that it is invasive considering its success rates. Tonsils and adenoid removal are more common in children than adults.