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Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA & Snoring

Seeing an oral appliance specialist in Burlington is one of the best ways to put your CPAP machine to rest for good. Oral appliance therapy works and is an excellent replacement for your uncomfortable OSA solution.

Dr. Mike Morris is a licensed oral appliance therapy provider in Burlington who has what it takes to provide you with the help you need.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In most cases obstructive sleep apnea won’t go away on its own. The exception to that rule includes weight loss, less alcohol consumption, a change in medication or tonsil and adenoid removal.

While these are the most common risks for sufferers of the disorder, people who are thin, don’t drink and don’t have tonsils and adenoid can suffer as well.

CPAP Therapy

If you follow the Chittenden Dental Blog you will recall that CPAP therapy involves a machine, a hose and a mask.

The continuous positive airway pressure machine delivers air pressure every night to keep the throat and airways open. While these machines are the most common solution for OSA they aren’t perfect.

CPAP machines are meant to prevent snoring and alliviate sleeping disorder symptoms and while it does work and is useful for patients, it is often uncomfortable. While some have no problems, others wear the device for a few months.

When this happens OSA and/or snoring will resume. This puts the person at risk for more serious disorders such as stroke and even heart attack.

Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA and Snoring

The most conservative approach to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy, like CPAP, keeps the airways open.

The difference is that oral appliance therapy uses splints and mouth guards while CPAP therapy uses forced air.

These custom made oral appliances are made to fit and don’t force air into the throat. Instead they gently put the jaw into position so that the throat remains open.

Oral appliance is the right choice for nearly everyone suffering from OSA and snoring. Most people are a good fit. This is because there are several types of custom made mouth guards and splints to choose from.

Dr. Morris is trained to provide you with the best solution for your issues. Whether it’s an oral splint, or a mouth guard custom made to help you with your chronic snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea your in good hands.

Oral Appliance Therapy in Burlington

If you would like to learn more about oral appliance therapy in Burlington, call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment with Chittenden Dental today.

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