Treating Sleep Apnea without CPAP? Yes, it's True...
If you've been told a CPAP machine is your only option for your snoring or sleep apnea, you don't need to spend any more sleepless nights avoiding it. You may be a great candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy as an alternative to a CPAP machine.
We're ready to walk patients through what an oral appliance is and how it can help you get a better night's sleep. If you're a current or past ADVENT patient you can schedule an Oral Appliance Therapy appointment by calling: 888.938.3838.
How an Oral Appliance Works
An oral appliance that treats snoring and sleep apnea is a small device worn in the mouth during sleep. Similar to a sports guard or orthodontic appliance, the oral appliance (also known as a mandibular advancement device or dental appliance) is non-invasive and will work to reposition and stabilize your lower jaw, tongue, soft palate, and uvula. It's simple...all you do is slip the oral appliance in your mouth before you fall asleep and it automatically repositions your jaw to help open your airway. No tubes, no wires, no cords...no CPAP.
Trading in your CPAP for an Oral Appliance
If you're a patient that has found success with your CPAP, that's great. CPAP can be very effective at treating breathing issues while you sleep. But oftentimes people don't tolerate their CPAP very well: if they travel a lot for work and don't take their CPAP machine -- or they get sick of cleaning it -- or it's not working right -- or their partner doesn't like it -- or they just feel bloated after wearing it. There is an endless list of reasons why so many people struggle with CPAP. This is when an oral appliance might be a viable option. They are custom-made to meet your specific needs and they are easier to manage than a CPAP machine. You can actually move around in the bed without being strapped to their machine.
If you're faced with a snoring or sleep apnea issue, a CPAP machine might not have to be your only option. At ADVENT, we understand that your sleep concerns are unique to you. We'll provide you with personalized treatment options to meet your individual goals...and we might be able to help you kick that CPAP to the curb.