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OSA and Oral Appliance Therapy Orange County

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OSA, also referred to as obstructive sleep apnea, is a serious condition that affects men, women, and even children. Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that prevents people from getting a good night’s sleep because of constant interruptions.

If you follow the Dental Cosmetics of Anaheim Hills Blog, you will remember that OSA is usually treated with a CPAP machine.

The Continuous Airway Pressure Device is the number one choice for OSA treatment. However, because it is uncomfortable and cumbersome those annoying and sometimes noisy CPAP machines go unused and that is where oral appliance therapy comes in. 

Oral Appliance Therapy Orange County

Dr. Jack Ringer, past president and an accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry is a preferred oral appliance therapy device provider who works with you and your sleep team to give you the best device for your needs.

Because an oral appliance prevents airway collapse, people who suffer from OSA are able to breathe throughout the night. Oral appliance therapy helps you sleep. Remember, it’s best to avoid over the counter oral appliances, as they are not meant as an option for OSA or snoring.

How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Work?

People with Obstructive Sleep Apnea use oral appliances while sleeping. Oral appliances fit like a mouth guard or retainer and move your jaw into a forward position so that the upper airways remain open.

While simple to use, oral appliances cost about the same as a CPAP device. However, when you consider the fact that most people abandon continuous airway pressure therapy because of comfort, oral appliance therapy is a much better option.

Is Oral Appliance Therapy for Everyone?

While oral appliance therapy researchers believe that oral appliances are not as effective for severe OSA. Oral appliance therapy devices work well for people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and helps reduce clenching, grinding, and snoring.

According to your oral appliance provider in Orange County, oral appliances may look different as they are used to address two issues.

Mandibular Re-positioning Oral Appliances

The mandibular re-positioning appliances used by Dental Cosmetics help keep your jaw forward and down.

Tongue Retaining Appliances

Tongue retaining appliances hold the tongue while sleeping to keep the airways clear and open.

Oral Appliance Therapy Safe and Effective

If you suffer from mild to moderate OSA and are tired of conventional CPAP therapy, call and schedule an appointment with a preferred oral appliance therapy provider in Orange County. You will sleep better, and so will the rest of the household.

Call for a no obligation oral appliance therapy consultation with Dr. Ringer today.

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