Persistent snoring can harm your quality of life and be a symptom of serious health disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Dr. Vincent Ip has helped patients sleep better for years, and even invented a sleep breathing solution alongside other oral health experts.
Snoring treatment at Smile 360™ can truly turn your life around. Find out how our dentist in Austin, TX, can help.
Snoring Can Affect Anyone
According to the Sleep Foundation, approximately 57% of men, 40% of women, and 27% of children are affected by snoring. Snoring typically worsens with age and when left untreated. Consistent snores can be a symptom of the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnea, which affects millions worldwide and carries a host of severe risks.
The Risks of Untreated Snoring
Uninterrupted sleep is connected to clear thinking, memory, and decision-making. When you consistently snore, your regular sleep pattern is disrupted. This harms your cognitive function in a variety of ways and can make you drowsy and unable to focus. Necessary tasks like driving and working are made difficult by snoring and poor sleep quality.
Sleep disorders can cause poor sleep quality and lead to serious medical conditions. Sleep disorders are associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. An experienced sleep expert like Dr. Ip can help you sleep peacefully and prevent these medical conditions.
Why Austin Chooses Us To Solve Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Dr. Ip's Airway Expertise
Sleep dentistry is one of Dr. Ip's core areas of practice. His passion and skill have earned him affiliation with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is both a certified provider of the oral appliance therapy Vivos® System and inventor of the VIO2™ mouth tape to encourage nasal breathing. He previously worked at a Las Vegas practice that was repeatedly named the top Invisalign® provider in Nevada and offers a sleep apnea appliance that can be worn with Invisalign.
Our Practice's Reputation
Smile 360 is known throughout Austin, TX, for going above and beyond for our patients. This starts with incredible treatment, but our excellent care does not end in the dentist's chair. Dr. Ip is a native Texan who will go to any length to serve the Austin community. Our team helps patients fit treatment into their budget by maximizing insurance benefits. We also help the world through our commitment to being an environmentally friendly office. Smile 360 is a handicap-accessible practice that warmly welcomes all patients.
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Unblock Your Airways Contact Us Today
Treatment at Smile 360 is always customized and personal. Some patients are surprised when they hear our typical first appointment lasts an hour or more. This is because we want to take the time to truly understand our patients and their conditions. Time well spent now can save you from serious dental concerns later.
The best way to find out how to fix your snoring or sleep apnea is through an in-person consultation with Dr. Vincent Ip. His combination of expertise and advanced techniques is necessary to solve snoring problems. Call or write to us today to take the first step towards better sleep.
Our Powerful Treatments
A good night's sleep is the first step to having a great day.
VIO2 Mouth Tape
ASA With Invisalign
Oftentimes, Dr. Ip can accurately treat your snoring after a physical exam at our Austin, TX, office. In more severe cases, we may use digital imaging technology to evaluate your airways. For a more in-depth examination of your snoring condition, Dr. Ip will refer you to a trusted specialist so you can complete an overnight sleep study and he can develop an effective treatment plan.
Is Your Snoring a Symptom of Sleep Apnea?
The Connection Between Snoring and OSA
Snoring can be caused by various factors, including alcohol consumption, your sleeping position, and other aspects that are more or less in your control to change. However, if you try addressing these contributors and still continue to snore, it can also be a symptom of a more serious sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea.
Unlike other reasons for snoring, OSA is not tied to your sinuses and nasal pathways but due to the muscles in the throat and soft palate relaxing too much and blocking your airways when asleep. While snoring is not necessarily dangerous to your health, it can be a symptom of a health condition like OSA. An accurate diagnosis is crucial to support your overall health.
Treatment Starts With a Consultation
Treatment for snoring doesn't have to be complicated or uncomfortable. By offering various treatment options, we ensure patients can find the option that works for them and best improves their overall sleep. Help you and your partner get a better night's rest by reaching out to us. Call our Austin office or request a consultation online to begin exploring your treatment options:
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Absolutely love the team at Smile360. I truly feel valued there and know I am in good hands with Dr. Ip and the crew. THANK YOU for taking care of my teeth the last two years :)View on Google
I've been coming to Smile 360 for nearly a decade. Dr. Ip is fantastic and the staff is tremendously organized, friendly and helpful. Not to mention, fantastic hygienists who always do wonderful work with my teeth.View on Google
Frequently Asked Questions About Treatment for Snoring
Q. Does snoring mean I have sleep apnea?
No. Snoring can present as a symptom of sleep apnea, but it's not always caused by having sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when your airways are blocked. For sleep apnea patients, relaxed muscles in their throat and soft palate cause snoring, but snoring can also be caused by other factors, such as blocked nasal passages due to allergies.
Q. Does deep sleep cause snoring?
A common myth is that snoring indicates a deep night of sleep. You may notice that when you're jetlagged or overly tired, you may snore when you otherwise wouldn't. This can be caused by your muscles relaxing more than usual due to overexertion or falling asleep quickly in a position you're not used to, such as sitting up or lying on your back. However, snoring can occur during any point of your sleep cycle and shouldn't be taken as a sign of great rest.
Q. Is insurance or financing accepted at your office?
Dr. Ip and our dental team believe strongly in the solutions we offer for patients experiencing restless nights due to snoring. To make these innovative treatments accessible to our patients, we accept most insurance providers and can discuss in-house financing for certain treatments.
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Smile 360 is always a delight. I have a lot of dentist anxiety, but Dr.Ip and the team are always so gentle and kind. The only dentist in my adult life I've stuck with for more than a couple visits.View On Google
I spent two years (and a LOT of Dr. Ip’s time) asking ALL of the questions about veneers. Every single time I went in for a cleaning, Dr. Ip would come in and go over all of my questions and concerns without any pressure for a commitment from me. When I finally did commit, he spent even more time going over different options with me and the best way to get the absolute most value out of my investment.View On Google