Oral Appliance Therapy
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause heavy snoring, sleep disruptions, depression, and affect your overall health.
Using oral appliance therapy, Dr. Vincent Ip can treat mild‑to‑moderate cases of this common sleep disorder.
Learn why people throughout Austin, TX, come to Smile 360™ for this simple CPAP alternative.
Who Should Consider Oral Appliance Therapy? Candidates for Treatment
Mild to Moderate Cases
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This means you are suffering anywhere from five to 30 episodes in which you stop breathing per night.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Central sleep apnea (CSA), a much rarer form of the condition, is caused by lapses in neurological activity. If you have central sleep apnea, you will require a different approach to treatment than an oral appliance.
Oral Appliances vs. CPAP Comparing Treatment Options
CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. A person wears a mask that fits over their nose and/or mouth, and the CPAP device pushes a continuous stream of air to keep breathing passages open during sleep. While CPAP therapy can be effective, some patients may achieve comparable results simply by wearing a custom oral appliance.
Do You Want to Treat Your Snoring and Sleep Apnea? Contact Dr. Ip to Learn More
If heavy snoring and obstructive sleep apnea affect your ability to get a good night's sleep, Dr. Ip can help. Our team can craft a custom oral appliance to relieve mild-to-moderate OSA. This simple oral device means you can avoid using a CPAP machine and the need for more invasive sleep apnea therapy.
People diagnosed with central sleep apnea, complex sleep apnea, or severe OSA may not be candidates for an appliance, but we can still find solutions for their problems. Smile 360 can work with your ENT or sleep medicine specialist to develop a multi-disciplinary treatment plan. Your health and wellness will always be our top priority.
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Your oral appliance is customized to your bite for the greatest benefit.
Is Oral Appliance Therapy Covered by Insurance?
Health insurance will typically cover oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. The nature and extent of the coverage can vary. Be sure to check with your insurance provider for more information about eligibility and the amount of coverage available. We can help you gather the necessary paperwork to assist with the filing process.
The Oral Appliance Therapy Process What Patients Can Expect
Let's guide you through the basic steps of oral appliance therapy.
If needed, we can develop an advanced sleep apnea therapy plan by coordinating with your ENT or sleep physician.
Long-Term Sleep Apnea Relief Making the Benefits Last
Wearing your oral appliance as directed isn't the only thing you can do to ensure lasting success. We may suggest the following lifestyle changes to help manage your sleep apnea and improve your overall health:
- Eat a balanced diet
- Remain physically active
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Change your sleeping position
- Quit smoking
- Avoid alcohol consumption
In addition to traditional oral appliances for sleep apnea, we offer another CPAP alternative that can achieve lasting relief from OSA.
Vivos Airway Health Another Step Forward in Sleep Apnea Treatment
Traditional oral appliances for sleep apnea hold the structures of your mouth in optimal position through the night to promote unobstructed breathing. Vivos Airway Health takes this concept to the next level.
Combining elements of sleep dentistry and orthodontics, the Vivos Airway Health system helps permanently shift the position of different structures of your mouth. By altering the shape and position of the palate over many months, we can achieve lasting improvement of airflow and breathing during sleep.
The Vivos appliance has helped many people improve their ability to breathe normally through the night without any interruptions.
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