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Oral Appliance Therapy – Medford, NY

An Easier Solution for Better Rest

As someone who struggles with sleep apnea, we understand you want to find relief. The idea of a peaceful and restful night’s sleep is what you desire, and Dr. Gary Rosenfeld can help you achieve it. By offering a range of solutions and treatment options, he and his team will work to find a solution that is right for you. From a CPAP in Medford to oral appliance therapy, we will ensure you are equipped with the right tools to help you sleep better at night. Contact us today and let Dr. Rosenfeld put an end to your restless sleep.

How Does an Oral Appliance Work?

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An oral appliance is a small, compact device that is designed to be worn in the mouth while you sleep. Customized to your individual needs, the appliance repositions your jaw slightly, allowing your airway to remain open during sleep. Not only will you be able to breathe freely, but you will also find it to be a comfortable solution that helps you get better sleep and reduce snoring.  

Who is a Good Candidate?

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Individuals who have mild to moderate sleep apnea will benefit from oral appliance therapy. The reason is that individuals who have severe sleep apnea often have less-than-ideal results with oral appliances because they are not designed to treat or control serious cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is imperative that if you have severe sleep apnea that you adhere to the instructions of your dentist in Medford when it comes to using a CPAP for treatment.

However, if you do not have severe OSA and are having difficulties using a CPAP, or if you snore but don’t have sleep apnea, an oral appliance may be a good solution for you.

What Are Its Advantages?

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When comparing the types of sleep apnea treatment in Medford, you may find that one solution seems better than another. Every patient is different, so while a CPAP may not work for you, it can be the exact solution for someone else suffering from the same condition.

Since more and more dental professionals are offering oral appliance therapy to their sleep apnea patients, its advantages include:

  • Size: Oral devices are small and compact, making them easy to transport and wear. A CPAP requires additional equipment to be worn on the face and connected to a machine.
  • Comfort: A CPAP’s equipment cannot be customized. When choosing oral appliance therapy, we will ensure your device is tailored to your mouth, allowing for a comfortable fit.
  • Non-invasive: Oral devices require no surgery. They are to be worn while sleeping, and the process for being fitted for an appliance is quick and non-invasive.
  • Highly successful – While this particular advantage is dependent upon each individual, both oral appliance therapy and CPAP therapy can be highly successful. Much of it goes back to the severity and complexity of your apnea and which solution will help you achieve the necessary results.