Sleep Apnea and Snoring Appliances
There are a number of dental devices that can be used to potentially help with these conditions. The goal of most of these devices is to separate the jaws and push the lower jaw forward slightly. This slight repositioning can open up the airway, and allows air flow to improve. Current research indicates that sleep dentistry appliances are most useful for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, which has been diagnosed by the patient's medical doctor (MD).
If you have questions or concerns regarding this topic, please ask your dentist to determine if you are a candidate for this treatment.