Dump the CPAP in Favor of Oral Appliance Therapy

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Dump the CPAP in Favor of Oral Appliance Therapy

If your partner is having trouble with his or her CPAP machine, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Ringer.

Dr. Ringer from Dental Cosmetics is a certified and licensed oral appliance therapy provider in Anaheim Hills. Oral appliance therapy is used for people who suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

People who have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, also referred to as OSA, report better results when using oral appliance therapy instead of a CPAP machine.

The Problem with CPAPs

Just like most technology, CPAP therapy has improved over the years with manufacturers producing CPAP machines that make less noise and are easier to travel with, and while most users say they are easier to clean, most people will abandon a CPAP after the first few months of use.

CPAP machines are known to be uncomfortable and are difficult to keep clean. You also must always have a few bottles of distilled water on hand to make them functional. CPAP machines can also be bothersome to a bed partner especially if you like to cuddle. There is nothing more annoying that cold air blowing down your neck all night long.

What is Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA?

Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea utilizes a custom-made mouth guard that is specially designed to keep the back of your throat open when you sleep. Made from comfortable dental grade materials there are several types of oral appliances to choose from. Because Dr. Ringer is licensed and trained, he will choose the best device for your particular needs.

The Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA

Oral appliance therapy is less cumbersome and in some cases much more efficient as a treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Because it is comfortable, people who suffer from mild to moderate OSA are more inclined to use the device. Oral appliance mouth guards are also easier to travel with and easier to keep clean.

If you suffer from mild to moderate OSA and are tired of your CPAP machine call and schedule an oral appliance therapy consultation with Dr. Ringer from Dental Cosmetics in Anaheim Hills today.

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