Sleep Apnea Appliances – Tukwila, WA

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  • Unlike CPAP, which uses pressurized air to hold the throat open, sleep apnea appliances for Tukwila, WA sleep apnea sufferers promote a slight repositioning of the mouth and neck in order to maintain normal breathing. They resemble sports mouth guards, are made of soft but resilient thermoplastics and are custom-fitted to the wearer. There are a number of oral appliance designs now approved for the treatment of sleep apnea.

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    Over 90% of Oral Appliance Wearers Report Satisfaction

    More than 90 percent of oral appliance wearers report satisfaction with their treatment and tend to stick with it far longer. Based on the overall rate of cure made possible by the high acceptance rate of oral appliances, they are now considered as a primary option for persons with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
    They are also recommended for all patients who are unable to tolerate CPAP and are even used in conjunction in certain cases to lower the required CPAP pressures to make the system more effective and acceptable.
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    Sleep Apnea Appliances FAQs

    Discover the benefits of sleep apnea appliances with our informative Sleep Apnea Appliances FAQs. Learn how these custom-fitted oral devices can effectively treat sleep apnea, improve breathing, and enhance overall sleep quality.
    Sleep apnea appliances, also known as oral appliances or mandibular advancement devices, are custom-made devices that are worn during sleep to help treat sleep apnea. These appliances work by repositioning the jaw and tongue to keep the airway open, allowing for improved airflow and reducing the occurrence of breathing interruptions during sleep.
    Sleep apnea appliances offer an alternative treatment option to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. While CPAP machines deliver pressurized air through a mask to keep the airway open, sleep apnea appliances work by physically repositioning the jaw and tongue. Sleep apnea appliances are often preferred by individuals who find CPAP machines uncomfortable or have difficulty adapting to them.
    Sleep apnea appliances have been proven to be effective in treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. They can significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms such as snoring, daytime sleepiness, and breathing interruptions during sleep. However, the effectiveness of the appliance may vary depending on the severity of the sleep apnea and the individual’s specific case. It’s important to consult with our dental professionals at South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA, to determine if a sleep apnea appliance is the right treatment option for you.
    Sleep apnea appliances are designed to be comfortable and non-intrusive. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and are adjustable to ensure a proper fit. While it may take some time to get used to wearing the appliance, most individuals find them comfortable and experience improved sleep quality with regular use.
    The time it takes to see results with a sleep apnea appliance can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the sleep apnea. Some individuals may experience immediate relief from symptoms, while others may require an adjustment period. It’s important to follow the instructions provided by our dental professionals and attend follow-up appointments to ensure the appliance is properly adjusted for optimal effectiveness.
    Yes, a sleep apnea appliance requires a prescription from a qualified healthcare professional. Our dental team at South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA, works closely with sleep medicine specialists and physicians to ensure that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs. We will assess your condition, conduct a thorough evaluation, and collaborate with other healthcare providers to determine if a sleep apnea appliance is the appropriate treatment option for you.
    Sleep apnea appliances can still be an option if you have dentures or missing teeth. Our dental professionals will evaluate your oral health and discuss the best approach for your specific situation. In some cases, additional dental treatments such as dental implants or partial dentures may be recommended to ensure a proper fit and effectiveness of the sleep apnea appliance.
    Proper care and maintenance of your sleep apnea appliance are crucial for its longevity and effectiveness. Our dental team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to clean and care for your appliance. Typically, this involves daily cleaning with a mild detergent and regular check-ups to ensure the appliance remains in optimal condition.
    Coverage for sleep apnea appliances may vary depending on your insurance plan. Some insurance plans provide coverage for these devices as part of their sleep apnea treatment benefits. Our team at South Seattle Smiles can assist you in determining your insurance coverage and guide you through the process of filing a claim to maximize your benefits.
    Sleep apnea appliances are designed to be adjustable to allow for a customized fit. However, it is important to follow the instructions provided by our dental professionals. Attempting to make adjustments on your own without proper guidance can compromise the effectiveness and comfort of the appliance. If you experience any issues or discomfort with your sleep apnea appliance, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our dental team for an evaluation and adjustment.
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