The oral sleep appliance works by keeping your lower jaw forward which in turn lifts your tongue and tissue at the back of the throat forward, keeping them from blocking your airway. This method is used in CPR during emergency situations to maintain an open airway. Most of the appliance we make in our office are even adjustable at home with a key provided with the snore guard. The key allows you to adjust your lower jaw to maximize comfort and function of the device. Since this appliance is adjustable it is, therefore more effective. The farther forward you are able to bring your jaw the more open your airway becomes.
Patient Testimonials for Snore guard“After using the CPAP for a year I heard about the snore guard and it was a “life saver” for me! I couldn’t tolerate the tube, so with the snore guard I slept much better. It didn’t take any time for me to get accustomed to it. There is no comparison as to the comfort between the CPAP and snore guard!”
The doctors at Alpha Dental Care are members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. They are able to treat snoring and sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. If you are diagnosed of sleep apnea after your sleep study, the next step is to make an appointment for consultation. If you decide to get an oral appliance, it only takes a few easy steps. If you can’t tolerate your CPAP machine, call us or fill out the form below for a consultation.