If you’re like many who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, thinking about how you’re going to manage this pesky sleep disorder for the rest of your life may seem overwhelming. There are a lot of options out there, but at Marx Sleep Center we help you find the best fit for you. One option we love that helps our patients breathe easier and reclaim their lives is an oral appliance.
What is an Oral Appliance?
When you were a kid you may have had a retainer, or worn a mouthguard for sports, right? That’s pretty much what an oral appliance is. It’s a custom-fitted device that you place in your mouth when you sleep.
How Does an Oral Appliance Help my Sleep Apnea?
Depending on the type of oral appliance you get, it is fashioned in a way that moves the positioning of your jaw to increase the size of your airway. Some also offer a tongue retaining option so that your tongue can not move and block your airway.
Why Should I Choose an Oral Appliance?
The main reason most people select an oral appliance over other sleep apnea treatment options is due to the ease and comfort. It’s one single piece that fits comfortably in your mouth for a good night’s sleep, unlike a CPAP machine which is multiple parts, a little bulky, and more difficult to travel with. Ultimately, it’s your preference and whatever works best for you! You can discuss options with our team to see if it may be a good solution for you.
Find a Solution for Your Sleep Apnea Today at Marx Sleep Center
At Marx Sleep Center, we are committed to making sure you’re getting a restful night’s sleep. Sleep apnea can have long-lasting health effects if not treated effectively. After one simple visit with our team, we can create a plan to help you treat your sleep apnea and feel well rested again. Call Marx Sleep Center today at (816) 203-0497 to schedule your free consultation!