Understanding Sleep Apnea

man sleeping and snoring in bedSleep apnea manifests primarily in three forms: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common type, caused by physical blockage of the airway; Central Sleep Apnea, involving the brain’s signals to the muscles that control breathing; and Complex Sleep Apnea, a combination of the first two types.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless sleep

Diagnosis typically involves a sleep study to monitor breathing and other body functions during sleep. Recognizing these symptoms early and seeking a professional diagnosis is critical to effective treatment and management.

Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy offers significant benefits for treating sleep apnea. Unlike CPAP machines, which can be noisy and cumbersome, oral appliances are discreet, portable, and silent. They are ideal for patients seeking a non-invasive alternative to surgery. This therapy improves sleep quality and reduces snoring, enhancing overall health and well-being.

Ease of Use and Effectiveness

Oral appliances are custom-designed to fit comfortably in the mouth, making them easy to use nightly. They gently reposition the jaw to keep the airway open during sleep. This simplicity and effectiveness make them popular among patients seeking convenient treatment options.

ProsomnusProSomnus Oral Appliance Therapy

The ProSomnus device is a cutting-edge oral appliance if you are looking for an alternative to a CPAP machine. It is tailored to each patient’s unique dental structure, ensuring maximum comfort and effectiveness. The ProSomnus appliance is a reliable solution for long-term use and consists of durable materials.

Every ProSomnus device is custom-fitted to the patient, ensuring a perfect fit and optimal results. The treatment process includes thoroughly assessing the patient’s dental and medical history, followed by precise measurements to design the appliance. This personalized approach guarantees the highest level of care and treatment efficacy.

Patient Journey with Oral Appliance Therapy

The journey of treatment with a CPAP alternative involves several key steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Recognize symptoms and discuss them during your visit.
  2. Professional Diagnosis: Conducting a sleep study at a sleep center or via at-home testing.
  3. Treatment Discussion: Exploring treatment options, focusing on oral appliance therapy.
  4. Custom Treatment Plan: Creating a personalized treatment plan based on the diagnosis and patient preferences.

Our skilled sleep dentist, Dr. Nemeth, ensures personalized care and employs advanced treatment techniques for each patient.

Collaboration with SleepTest.com for At-Home Sleep Testing

We partner with SleepTest.com to offer convenient at-home sleep testing. This collaboration ensures a seamless and comfortable experience for our patients, providing accurate diagnosis without needing an overnight stay at a sleep center.

Oral Appliance Therapy Outcomes

Oral appliance therapy (OAT) has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness when treating sleep apnea instead of a CPAP machine. Clinical studies have shown that OAT can significantly reduce the frequency of apnea events and improve oxygen saturation levels during sleep.

In fact, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), oral appliances are a recommended treatment option for individuals with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea who prefer this approach or cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. OAT not only aids in addressing the immediate symptoms, such as snoring and interrupted sleep, but it also contributes to better overall health by minimizing the associated risks.

Our team harnesses the proven effectiveness of oral appliance therapy to provide you with a path toward enduring relief from sleep apnea and its consequences.

Getting Started with Treatment in Austin

Starting your journey towards better sleep and jaw health is easy with our dedicated team. Contact our sleep dentists in Austin, TX, to schedule your initial consultation. During this appointment, we’ll discuss your symptoms health history, and explore treatment options tailored to your needs. We ensure a supportive and informative experience for all our new patients, ensuring you feel comfortable and well-informed at every step.

For scheduling appointments or any inquiries, please contact us by calling (512) 327-6947. Our team is ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. We also offer online appointment booking for your convenience.