When you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, it can feel overwhelming. But at Marx Sleep Center, what we tell patients is that your diagnosis is actually the first step to feeling better!

While many people have heard about CPAP machines for sleep apnea treatment, fewer have heard about oral appliances for sleep apnea. Oral appliances are seen as a more versatile treatment option for those who love to live life on-the-go, as it’s similar to your high school retainer or mouth guard from sports practice. They’re small, easily portable, and custom-fitted for ultimate comfort and performance.

So today, we want to share with you all the different types of oral appliances that could help you get your sleep apnea under control, and ultimately, get your life back!

Mandibular (aka Jaw) Repositioning Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

Since sleep apnea could be caused by incorrect jaw positioning, this oral appliance fixes that. It’ll set your jaw in a forward position that opens your airways and helps you breathe easy!

Tongue Retaining Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

For others, sleep apnea is caused by the tongue moving around places it shouldn’t be at night. This type of oral appliance holds the tongue in place to keep it from obstructing your airways.

Hybrid Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

You guessed it, a hybrid oral appliance combines the function of both of the above in one! No more snoring in your household.

How to Decide Which Oral Appliance is Right for You

Ultimately, after a discussion with our sleep experts, we’ll decide if you’re a good fit for this type of sleep apnea treatment. Typically, oral appliances are perfect for those who have mild to moderate sleep apnea, or if you’ve been uncomfortable with your CPAP. If you’re a fit, the team will make a few recommendations on what type of oral appliance may be the best fit for you based upon your diagnosis. You’ll be back to sleeping and living well in no time! If you’re ready to take back control, call Marx Sleep Center at (816) 287-2912 for your sleep consultation today!