New guidelines recently published in SLEEP, the journal for medical sleep specialists, recommend that dental oral appliances be used as the first line treatment of choice as an alternative to CPAP therapy for:
- Mild obstructive sleep apnea
- Moderate obstructive sleep apnea
- Severe obstructive sleep apnea – certain cases
If you have been given a CPAP to wear to bed and would like an alternative, we can help! If you are not wearing your CPAP to bed, then you are not treating your serious and potentially lethal condition. Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) can give you freedom from your CPAP and successfully treat your sleep apnea. CPAP Intolerant patients now have a new choice.
OAT can be used by patients suffering from:
- Heavy snoring
- Mild/moderate and certain cases of severe OSA
- Poor tolerance for nasal CPAP
- Failure of UPPP surgery
- Irritability or moodiness
Patients can also use OAT while traveling and in combination with the nasal CPAP.
Dr. Allman is a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and uses the latest techniques in non-CPAP oral appliance therapies for both snoring and sleep apnea treatment. Sleep apnea appliances come in a variety of designs and Dr. Allman will custom fit your snoring or sleep apnea appliance in our office. Following appliance design and insertion, we will monitor your progress with a take-home sleep study. This will allow Dr. Allman to monitor your progress while you sleep! We work very closely with your sleep specialist during your treatment and follow-up to ensure you get the best results.