Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea – Owasso, OK

The Comfortable Alternative to CPAP Machines

Sleep apnea is a severe condition that can lead to unpleasant symptoms and long-term consequences that lower your quality of life. Even though this is common knowledge to those suffering from sleep apnea, only 30-40% of people with a CPAP use it long-term. This low adherence to CPAP therapy means that people are failing to treat their sleep apnea, and their overall health is suffering.

If this sounds like you, look no further. Life Smiles of Owasso is a dental office that can help you get a comfortable and convenient sleep apnea treatment that doesn’t involve a mask, tubes, or a loud machine. Oral appliance therapy in Owasso is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, so if you’re having trouble with CPAP adherence, you have another option. Call us today for an appointment with Dr. Heng Lim at (918) 274-3779 or online.

What Is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Man placing an oral appliance over his teeth for sleep apnea treatment

Life Smiles of Owasso offers a CPAP alternative to those in Owasso and the surrounding areas. Oral appliance therapy uses a small orthotic appliance at night while you sleep. It fits in your mouth as a mouthguard would, but it’s completely different in its function and purpose. Instead of protecting your teeth like a mouthguard, your oral appliance is designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea by repositioning your jaw slightly forward. When your jaw is in this forward position, your airway has more room for oxygen. So, even though your soft tissues are relaxed during sleep, they don’t obstruct your airway.

Your oral appliance doesn’t need any special equipment to work—no mask, tubes, machine, distilled water, or electricity. You can toss it in your carry-on while traveling or fit it in your pocket for a flight or bus ride. You can always discreetly treat your sleep apnea wherever you need to sleep.

Wear your CPAP alternative sleep apnea treatment each time you sleep, and clean it each morning. Oral appliance therapy is that simple!

Am I a Candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy?

Sleeping man wearing an oral appliance

Oral appliance therapy sounds wonderful, right? We think so too! But there are some things to remember because not everyone qualifies for a sleep apnea appliance. Read below to determine if you’re a candidate for this CPAP alternative in Owasso. To be a candidate, you must have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea as well as a diagnosis.

There are circumstances where someone with more severe obstructive sleep apnea can use an oral appliance. If you have severe sleep apnea, CPAP is your best treatment path.

Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

Smiling man sitting up in bed and stretching

Other than being an effective and high-adherence sleep apnea treatment, other benefits exist. Oral appliance therapy is:

  • Comfortable
  • Convenient
  • Easy to travel with
  • A solution for travel without electricity (camping, backpacking, etc.)
  • Discrete
  • Custom-made to fit your mouth and teeth
  • Protection for your teeth against nighttime grinding and clenching
  • Eliminates snoring

Are you ready to finally get a sleep apnea treatment you can tolerate? Try our CPAP alternative in Owasso. Call (918) 274-3779 or make an appointment online to get the sleep you deserve.