The CPAP Alternative
An oral appliance fits onto your teeth, like a mouth guard, when you sleep. It works by positioning your lower jaw forward a little and not allowing it to fall back, similar to a head tilt and chin lift with CPR. The oral appliance opens the airway behind the tongue and allows a greater flow of oxygen all night while you sleep.
I need a CPAP alternative
CPAP is a wonderful treatment for sleep apnea, but unfortunately, not everyone can wear it. Many times the issue is out of your control:
- Unable to get mask to fit leaking mask
- Restricted movements during sleep
- Pressure on lips causing tooth pain
- Nasal irritation or congestion
- Respiratory infections
- Discomfort from straps/headgear
- Noise Disturbing Sleep
- Latex allergy
- Unconscious need to remove during sleep
- Abdominal bloating
Advantages of oral appliance therapy
- No noise from machine
- Does not require electricity
- Reduces grinding
- Easy to use and clean
- No headgear or attachments
- Does not limit sleep positions
- Easily travels
Does insurance help cover oral appliances?
In most cases, medical insurance does cover oral appliances. The first step is to schedule a consultation so we can determine if oral appliance therapy is right for you. We will coordinate with your insurance company to verify what benefits you have for oral appliance therapy.