The Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

Sleep apnea is a frustrating condition that can affect your overall health and leave you feeling tired.  While CPAP machines are commonly used to treat sleep apnea, patients often find them to be uncomfortable.  <a title=”Oral appliance therapy” href=”http://www.ihatecpaps.com/”>Oral appliance therapy </a>is an effective alternative treatment that allows patients to correct obstructive sleep apnea in a way that is both comfortable and convenient.<!–mep-nl–><!–mep-nl–><strong>Here are a few of the benefits to this alternative treatment:<img class=”alignright wp-image-199 size-full” src=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/dentistlongisland/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/tap3.jpg” alt=”tap3″ width=”200″ height=”180″ /></strong><!–mep-nl–><ul><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Comfortable</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Easy to Wear</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Custom Design</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>High Compliance Rate</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Improved Sleeping Habits</li><!–mep-nl–><!–mep-tab–><li>Reduced Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke</li><!–mep-nl–></ul><!–mep-nl–>If you have intolerance to CPAP, contact <a href=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/”>Perfect Smile Maker</a>.  We can help you treat sleep apnea and improve the overall quality of your life.  By repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula with an oral appliance, you can treat sleep apnea without a loud, uncomfortable and intrusive CPAP machine.  Call 516-482-2215 to schedule an appointment to discuss your options and finally find relief.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Risks

Does your spouse snore loudly at night?  Do you?  It could be more than just an annoyance.  About half of people who snore loudly suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that occurs when breathing is partially obstructed during sleep.   These are a few of the risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea:
  • Daytime sleepiness.
  • Decreased productivity and performance at work.
  • Strained personal relationships.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and depression.
  • Memory and concentration problems.
Although CPAP is a common treatment, it can be uncomfortable.  At Perfect Smile Maker, we work with patients to find a comfortable treatment solution.  Oral appliance therapy is a viable alternative to CPAP and many patients have found treatment to be successful.  Similar to a mouth guard, oral appliances are custom fit to your unique smile.  This means that they are comfortable, convenient and portable. If you think that you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, contact Perfect Smile Maker by calling 516-482-2215.  We look forward to helping you improve your health and treating sleep apnea in a way that is comfortable and convenient for you.