At least 22 million people in the United States struggle to get the rest they need because of sleep apnea. The disorder causes you to stop breathing frequently throughout the night. Most often, the condition results from the soft tissues in the back the mouth or throat collapsing to block the airway. This is called obstructive sleep apnea. It is traditionally treated using a CPAP machine. Although it is effective, it can be bothersome. As an alternative, many patients are choosing oral appliance therapy in Topeka. Dr. Michael E. Michel offers Respire sleep apnea devices to keep your airways open to get the rest you need.
The traditional treatment for sleep apnea involves using an oral appliance. The machine delivers a steady stream of air through a mask worn over the mouth or nose. Although it is effective, it can be noisy and uncomfortable, so it has a low compliance rate.
An oral appliance provides a different approach. The device looks like a mouthguard; however, it repositions the lower jaw and tongue forward to prevent them from blocking the airway. This stops the pauses in breathing to protect your oral health and your quality of life.
Respire is a preferred oral appliance for treating sleep apnea in Topeka because it resolves common issues that affect comfort. The devices are specifically designed to address a patient’s individual comfort needs, such as accommodating an enlarged tongue or narrow arches. The oral appliance is carefully crafted to prevent these common complaints using a flexible, yet durable material.
Besides enhancing patient comfort when treating sleep apnea, the oral appliance can also withstand the force of grinding or clenching the teeth and even symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Respire Medical offers a complete series of dental devices to allow more air to pass through the airway by moving the lower jaw forward. This is effective for treating mild to moderate cases of sleep apnea while also eliminating chronic snoring.
The device features a small screw to adjust the lower piece from the upper piece to increase the protrusion of the mandible. It has a maximum adjustment of 5mm to find the perfect position to ensure the airways stay open.
The carefully crafted oral appliances provide a greater compliance rate by improving comfort. It also allows the device to be personalized to move the lower jaw into the ideal position for greater effectiveness.
When compared to similar oral appliances, Respire offers certain advantages, including:
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you can get the rest you need using a preferred solution for oral appliance therapy. Contact Sleep Solutions today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Michel will help you breathe better for a restful night’s sleep.