Anthony M. Lafornara, DDS | Paul M. Churder, DDS
Diplomates American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Snoring is the sound of partially obstucted breathing during sleep. While it can be harmless it can be a sign of a more serous medical condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
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Oral appliances that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are small acrylic devices that are worn in the mouth, similar to orthodontic appliances or sports mouth guards. These appliances help prevent the collapse of the tongue and the soft tissues in the back of the throat, keeping the airway open during sleep promoting adequate air intake. Currently there are approximately 70 different oral appliances available. Oral appliances may be used alone or in combination with other means of treating (OSA), including general health and weight management, surgery, or Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) or (PAP).