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.
It's quite common to have obstructive sleep apnea but not know about it. Because sleep apnea happens while you're asleep and unaware, your partner may be the one who observes your symptoms first.
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.