Sleep Apnea Treatment in Issaquah & Renton
Treat Your Sleep Apnea without a CPAP Machine
Dental Oral Appliances Can Get Rid of Your Sleep Apnea
Diagnosed with sleep apnea but dread the thought of using a CPAP machine? Have a CPAP machine and desperately want an alternative to help with your sleep apnea?
There is an alternative to CPAP machines to treat sleep apnea – dental oral appliance such as a mandibular repositioning device.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and cannot be compliant with the CPAP machine, there is another alternative. A mandibular repositioning device will move your lower jaw slightly forward when you sleep. This allows your airway to stay open while sleeping. The CPAP is a more effective device, however, it doesn’t help if you can’t sleep with it.
We encourage our patients to get a polysomnogram after delivery of the oral sleep appliance to verify its effectiveness. This can be done in a sleep lab, or with an ambulatory device at home. In most instances, your medical insurance will pay towards this appliance.
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