Snoring is a common occurrence in adults over the age of 40. One cause of snoring is obstructive sleep apnea which is a serious sleep disorder when a person’s breathing is disrupted during their sleep. At Chestnut Family Dentistry, we offer oral appliance therapy to help combat sleep apnea for more comfortable sleep.
Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Dr. Wendy Willoughby and Dr. Teresa Bare have been practicing general dentistry for over two decades. We aim to deliver the highest quality dental care through using state-of-the-art equipment. Contact us today and schedule a consultation appointment and find out which of our dentistry services may be right for you!
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that, if untreated, may negatively affect one’s breathing during their sleep. As a result, the brain and body may not get the oxygen it properly needs. Sleep apnea can lead to several health problems like high blood pressure, depression, and heart failure among conditions. To combat sleep apnea, we offer oral appliance therapy to better prevent such extremities so you can sleep comfortably at night.
What is Oral Appliance Therapy?
Oral Appliance Therapy is a safe and effective remedy for sleep apnea. The oral appliance used for this treatment fits in your mouth like an orthodontic retainer or a sports mouthguard. It provides a backing for the jaw in a forward position to help open up the airways. If both you and our medical personnel decide that you may benefit from oral appliance therapy, you will be written a prescription for an individualized oral appliance to best fit you. To learn more about oral appliance therapy, contact us today and consult with our staff.
How are Oral Appliances customized to fit me?
The oral appliance is designed to fit your mouth by using models of your own teeth. Once the prescription is ready, we can adjust the appliance to maximize its effect and make it as comfortable as possible for you.
What are some advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy?
Oral Appliance Therapy:
- Is non-invasive
- Can easily fit into your lifestyle
- Can improve your quality of life
- Is comfortable to wear
- Is easy to maintain
- Is quiet and portable, unlike some sleep apnea treatments
If you find yourself affected by snoring, consult with our staff in order to properly determine if you may have sleep apnea. Contact us today and meet with our medical personnel in order to determine if your quality of living can be improved with oral appliance therapy!