Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the throat repeatedly collapses during sleep. Some amount of airway collapse while sleeping is normal, but too much can be a problem. People with untreated sleep apnea can have long-term, increased risk for major health issues such as high blood pressure, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
We can help you because our dentists have been trained to diagnose and prescribe to patients with sleep apnea problems. We have assisted hundreds of patients in treating sleep apnea conditions.
A SomnoDent sleep apnea oral appliance is a premium, custom-fitted dental device developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It is an effective, comfortable and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery. By simply wearing a SomnoDent while sleeping, your lower jaw (mandible) will be moved forward into a comfortable position, allowing relaxation of the tissues at the back of your throat and ensuring the base of your tongue does not collapse and block your airway, giving you a safe and soundless sleep. Most patients and practitioners prefer oral appliance therapy for its comfort, convenience and effectiveness.
Yes in some cases.
The results show that 91% of the patients report better sleep using the "SomnoDent appliance". The appliance is customized using FDA using the highest quality acrylic which does not discolor or attract odors. It is a FDA 510K cleared-Class II Medical Devices and manufactured at an ISO 13485 certified facility. Easy fitting and highly adaptable; SomnoDent can be adapted to fit your existing mouth structure. Even if you have crowns, dental implants or bridgework, Somodent has a diverse array of appliances to choose from.
Make an appointment to see us where you can discuss the appliance further with one of our White Plains dentists. We will check your insurance and your suitability.