Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Snoring

We are happy to announce that The Smile Agency is now providing oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea and airway orthodontic treatment (arch development) for upper airway resistance and other related sleep related disorders. Oral appliance treatment can be used as an alternative therapy for non-compliant CPAP users, it is both recognized and accepted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

The oral appliance therapies (OAT) that we use are the most advanced FDA-cleared appliances on the market today. These appliances keep the airway unobstructed during sleep by posturing the mandible in a forward position.

With the mandible held forward, the soft palate is unable to collapse and obstruct the airway; thus the open airway space decreases sleep apnea symptoms and provides immediate relief during sleep.

 

Appliance Off Airway xray

Appliance On Airway xray

Snoring affects millions of people of all  ages, both male and female. Oral appliance therapy is the most common treatment for the most severe snoring problems. Treatment procedures range from changing your sleep patterns to utilizing orthodontic-related appliances that help open the airways during sleep.

Results from Sleep Apnea and Orthodontic Appliance therapy has proven to be very positive:

  • Increased restful sleep
  • Increased academic performance
  • Decreased daytime fatigue
  • Increased energy
  • Increased motivation
  • Weight loss
  • Decrease in blood pressure

 

If you feel you or a loved one could have Sleep Apnea or Airway Obstruction do not hesitate to contact our office immediately!

The Smile Agency has two convenient locations to serve you. Ask for our  OSA Treatment  Coordinators-

1175 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106 (626) 578-1687

Ask for Silvia ~ SilviaZ@thesmileagency.com

 

1290 S. Sunset Ave, West Covina, CA 91790 (626) 856-1956

Ask for Dana ~ Danaw@thesmileagency.com