If you have sleep apnea and you want to find an alternative to the CPAP machine, you might be wondering which oral appliance is the most effective. You have been frustrated with using a CPAP machine but know you still need to address your sleep apnea.
You need to be fitted for an oral device by a sleep-trained dentist or orthodontist, and there are several brands available. Finding the right sleep-trained dentist for your oral sleep appliance in Calgary SE might be a challenge.
Yes, oral appliances look like a mouth guard, but they are worn in the mouth at night to eliminate snoring and open the airway to prevent sleep apnea. While there are over-the-counter options available, they are not a good choice as they are not custom-fit to your mouth and can actually complicate your sleep apnea.
How do you know which is the most effective CPAP alternative? You might be trying to sort out all the information on options on your own.
At Outdoor Dental, Dr. Jay Patel is an experienced family dentist who is a sleep-trained dentist as well. He has had many patients come to him who found a CPAP machine awkward, clumsy and they didn’t find that it helped their quality of sleep. Most stopped using it and were eager to find a better solution.
Dr. Patel understands that the issues of sleep apnea, snoring and TMJ disorder, or crooked teeth can all be addressed with one device. He has been specially trained to diagnose sleep apnea and has treated many people with various CPAP alternatives such as Vivos® Sleep DNA (Daytime Nighttime Appliance) appliances.
Vivos® and Zephyr sleep technologies have been helping patients for years by successfully opening airways to enable patients to breathe properly.
Obstructive sleep apnea not only causes snoring; it prevents your brain from receiving enough oxygen to perform the vital work that it performs during sleep. Unaddressed sleep apnea can lead to hypertension, impaired memory, headaches, depression, and heart disease. It has also been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s.
While CPAP machines do address sleep apnea, they are not much help if patients give up on using them. On the other hand, oral appliances are simple, portable, and silent. They are customized to fit your mouth, are comfortable to wear, and are effective at treating snoring and sleep apnea. They are designed to position the lower jaw slightly forward and down to open the airway.
Dr. Patel can diagnose your sleep apnea and take oral photographs to design a custom dental sleep appliance specifically for you to wear at night while you sleep.
At Outdoor Dental, we can help you leave frustration behind and provide you with a solution that will improve your sleep.
Let Dr. Patel help you breathe easier, sleep better, and get your life back.
1. Limited Treatment Time
No need for a lifetime of treatment
2. Reduce or Eliminate Symptoms
Shown to reduce or eliminate symptoms of OSA
3. Comfortable & Easy-to-Wear
Most patients report the treatment is comfortable
4. Safe & Virtually Pain Free
Safe, all natural, non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical
5. Affordable Safe & Virtually Pain Free
May be covered by health insurance and is affordable
6. Potential Cosmetic Benefits
May improve aesthetics as the upper and lower jaw develops
The Vivos Solution
Over the past decade, over 14,000 patients have received treatment in the Vivos System. Each month a growing number of specially-trained dentists and physicians recommend the Vivos System to their patients. And each month, a growing number of patients complete their Vivos System treatment with a renewed sense of vitality and wellness that comes from deep restorative sleep.
Sleep Apnea can be dangerous