Michigan Sleep Solutions
Sleep Apnea TREATMENT
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Michigan Sleep Solutions is dedicated to sleep apnea treatment and wants to help everyone enjoy a more restful sleep. Until recently, the only way a patient could receive sleep apnea treatment was through a CPAP device. While these devices have their place in treating sleep apnea, they are not the best option for many patients. Oral device therapy has become an excellent alternative for those struggling with sleep apnea but do not want to use a CPAP.
What Is Oral Device Therapy?
Oral appliance therapy uses a specially designed device that positions the jaw forward, helping to keep the tongue away from your airway, creating more space in your mouth and throat. By positioning the tongue in this manner, more stability is provided to the soft tissues in the back of your throat, which helps keep the airway from collapsing while you sleep. The device is custom-made to your mouth and adjusted overtime to get the best results.
Due to the ease of use with an oral appliance, we find patients are more compliant with this treatment on a nightly basis. While a CPAP is effective in treating sleep apnea and is considered the gold standard, many patients do not tolerate it well, making an oral appliance a functional alternative.