The CPAP Alternative

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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
  • Claustrophobic
  • 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
  • Comfortable
  • 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.