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Oral Appliance Treatment – Glastonbury, CT

Easy and Effective Sleep Apnea Solution

What is Oral Appliance Treatment?

woman holding oral appliance

Oral appliance treatment is used to address mild to moderate cases of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Similar to athletic mouthguards in shape, these appliances function by repositioning your lower jaw and tongue forward during sleep. In cases of sleep apnea, soft tissues in the throat and back of the mouth obstruct the airway, leading to breathing difficulties and an increased risk of snoring. The oral appliance's action moves the tongue and other soft tissues away from the rear of the mouth, preventing airway obstruction. Custom-made by our Glastonbury dentist, these sleep apnea oral appliances securely fit over the teeth and are often utilized as an alternative to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) treatment.

The Process of Getting an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea

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First, we initiate the process by taking impressions of both the upper and lower teeth. Our team works with a specialized laboratory proficient in creating top-notch oral appliances designed for snoring and sleep apnea. Once it’s made, we’ll assess the fit of your new appliance in our office. Additionally, we may conduct home sleep studies and fine-tune the device until we achieve the ideal fit for you. This ensures that you experience the full benefits of personalized oral appliance treatment.

The Benefits of Oral Appliance Treatment

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Are you thinking about starting oral appliance treatment in Glastonbury? Here are some benefits you can look forward to:

  • Reduced snoring
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Convenient and portable (pocket-sized)
  • Unrestricted movement
  • Noise-free
  • Easy to clean