How Do Oral Appliances Help Treat Sleep Apnea?
May 19, 2020

How Do Oral Appliances Help Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can be life-threatening if left untreated. This disorder can cause pauses in breathing while a person sleeps. The interruption in breathing greatly results in decreased oxygen levels which can greatly affect the heart and brain. The restorative quality of a person’s sleep and their overall health suffers. Oral appliances for sleep apnea, fitted by experienced dentists, are considered an alternative therapy for patients who can’t or don’t want to go through PAP therapy. Oral appliances are found to be an effective therapy that can significantly improve patients’ sleep apnea. The main purpose of these appliances is to keep the airway open during sleep. This way, the airway is maintained, does not collapse, and the normal flow of air is improved during breathing.

The Benefits of Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Non-Surgical Solution

Oral appliances are a painless, non-invasive solution for treating sleep apnea. They are easy to wear and require minimal effort to get used to.


Oral appliances are a convenient solution for sleep apnea. They are easy to use and are small enough to travel with. Experienced sleep apnea dentist can model the device to fit perfectly with your jaw, teeth, and airway. With customized fitting and personalized treatment, patients will experience minimal to no discomfort while wearing the appliance.

No More Snoring

A great benefit of an oral appliance is that they’re designed to reduce snoring. The device improves the flow of air while breathing and force the nose to breathe for you, thereby reducing snoring and disturbance.

Better Sleep. Better Health

Adequate sleep is very necessary for your overall health. It’s what helps the body rejuvenates itself. Oral appliances help improve your overall health by giving you peaceful and uninterrupted sleep. With better sleep, your body will have higher energy levels and your concentration and problem-solving skills are also improved.

Getting a Dental Appliance for Sleep Apnea

It is recommended that you have a sleep apnea dental specialist run a Sleep Evaluation. In this case, Dr. Anjoo Ely at Novi Oaks Dental would be the specialist in your area to schedule an appointment with. We proudly serve Novi, Michigan, and the surrounding areas of Farmington Hills, Northville, Walled Lake, South Lyon, and Oakland County. We can make a custom-fitted oral device that suits your needs! For more information or to learn how oral appliance therapy can help you, call (248) 347-3030.