At least 22 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Traditionally, it is treated using a CPAP machine, which delivers a steady stream of air via a mask worn over the mouth or nose. Although it provides effective sleep apnea treatment in Topeka, it has a low compliance rate. In fact, only 54% of patients use the machine long-term. It can be bothersome and inconvenient, which is why 15% of those who try it abandon it altogether. Now, you can enjoy an alternative treatment. Dr. Michel provides oral appliances to help you breathe easier to avoid being weighed down by a CPAP.
Dr. Michel is supported by years of experience and training as a sleep apnea dentist to provide the customized solutions you need. After reviewing the results of your sleep study, he creates a personalized treatment plan to protect your health and improve your quality of life.
Often, mild cases of obstructive sleep apnea can be resolved by making minor adjustments to your lifestyle, like achieving a healthy weight or stopping tobacco use. If you do not notice an improvement in your symptoms or you have a more severe form of the disorder you may need oral appliance therapy. A custom-fit device repositions your lower jaw to keep your airway open.
Dr. Michel uses Respire sleep apnea devices because they are a patient-preferred alternative to a CPAP. They are specially designed to address the most common comfort complaints of similar oral appliances. Respire oral devices can accommodate an enlarged tongue or narrow arches without compromising their strength or effectiveness.
The truly personalized mouthpiece keeps the airway open in any sleep position. Unlike oral appliances by other manufacturers, you will enjoy a wide range of mouth movement while wearing it. You can speak, drink, and even yawn. You will have the comfortable fit and freedom you need to fall asleep easily and awaken feeling refreshed in the morning.
Besides sleep apnea, the oral appliance can also treat bruxism. It is durable to withstand the pressure of grinding or clenching your teeth to protect them from damage.
Oral appliances, like Respire, are proven to be effective for treating mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea in Topeka; however, there are times when it may not be enough. Some patients may need another approach to treating the condition, such as:
There is no reason to lose sleep at night. You can get the rest you need with a personalized treatment plan for sleep apnea. Dr. Michel evaluates your needs and discusses your preferences to find the best solution to keep your airway open.
Contact Sleep Solutions today to schedule your consultation for sleep apnea therapy.