An oral may be able to help keep your airway open while you sleep. The oral device is fitted by our office and worn much like a retainer or sport mouthguard.
It is designed to keep the mandible (jaw) and tongue in a forward position that allows the airway to remain open. Oral devices work best for patients with mild to moderate OSA, patients who experience OSA mostly in the supine position (when sleeping on their backs), and for those who are not obese and do not have a large neck.
Optimizing Your Sleep
Sleep Adequacy and Regularity
A Healthy Bedroom Environment
Eating and Drinking
Treatment with an oral appliance can have several health benefits. They include:
Dr. Gonzales has been treating sleep apnea patients for over 15 years. Not only has he been treating patients with sleep apnea, but Dr. Gonzales is also a patient and uses the same methods he treats his patients with. In fact Dr. Gonzales is highly regarded as an alternative provider to CPAP. He has trained with the inventor of Full Breath, Dr. Bryan Keropian. See how Dr. Gonzales can help you sleep better and be CPAP free.