Oral Appliance Therapy
Sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) can decrease your quality of life and cause serious oral health problems.
Oral appliance therapy can protect your teeth and hold your jaws in a position that helps prevent damage and harmful symptoms.
See how Dental Group South, Inc. can create a custom oral appliance to solve a variety of problems.
What Is an Oral Appliance?
An oral appliance is any device that repositions your lower jaw, tongue, and soft palate to keep the airways open as you sleep. At our practice in Stockbridge, GA, we prefer oral appliance therapy over other treatment options due to their comfort and ease of use.
Oral appliances can alleviate the symptoms of different disorders, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and TMD.
Achieve Improved Sleep Quality THROUGH ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY
From snoring to sleep apnea, our custom-made appliances can solve a myriad of problems and allow you and your bed partner to sleep better and improve your quality of life. Our dentists can create a custom appliance for you to protect your teeth and have a good night's sleep.
If you're in the greater Atlanta area, and you think you could benefit from oral appliance therapy, we invite you to request an appointment with us by calling our Stockbridge, GA, office:
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The Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy
The custom oral appliances our GA practice provides are custom-fitted to each patient to ensure their comfort. Many patients get used to wearing the oral appliance within a few weeks and have no trouble sleeping.
Protect Oral Health
Grinding and clenching can lead to serious dental concerns like worn teeth, receding gums, tooth loss, and bone atrophy. Wearing an oral appliance each night is an efficient way to protect your teeth and prevent this widespread damage that can be expensive to fix.
Improved Overall Health
Poor sleep quality can lead to serious health concerns like heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. When you're not waking up repeatedly because of your sleep apnea or excessive snoring, your body is able to get the rest it needs to function properly.
Better Quality of Life
Using oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea can improve your sleep quality, which contributes to improving your mood and focus during the day. When you're not tired, you can fully enjoy spending time with your loved ones and practicing your hobbies.
The Timeline for Receiving an Oral Appliance FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
We Provide Herbst Oral Appliances to Medicare Patients
Medicare covers oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. If you're on Medicare, our Stockbridge, GA, dental practice can provide you with a Herbst-style oral appliance from ProSomnus. This FDA-cleared option is durable, comfortable, and easy to use.
What Else Can an Oral Appliance Treat?
Bruxism, or grinding and clenching, can wear down your tooth enamel and cause cracks and fractures. Though it can be difficult to correct these actions while you sleep, our dentists can create an appliance that acts as a shield to protect your teeth from friction.
Snoring can be a symptom of OSA, but not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Snoring occurs when the throat muscles relax too much, causing them to vibrate when air moves through the. Snoring can disturb your family, your bed partner, and yourself. An oral appliance created with the help of our dentists in Stockbridge, GA, can hold your jaws in a position that keeps the airways open, reducing the muscle vibrations.
If you have a TMJ disorder, you may notice symptoms such as lockjaw, earaches, and difficulty opening your mouth. Fortunately, an oral appliance can alleviate the pain and symptoms associated with this disorder by bringing your jaws into alignment as you sleep and reducing the pressure on your TMJ.
Preventing Cosmetic Concerns WITH ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY
Grinding and clenching teeth can wear down your enamel over time. Not only can this result in pain and sensitivity, but it can also have a negative effect on the appearance of your smile. Patients who have bruxism may have short teeth and, in severe cases, tooth loss. If you've noticed any of the warning signs of bruxism, we recommend wearing an oral appliance to prevent these cosmetic and functional concerns from developing.
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