Appliance Therapy

  • Athletic Mouth Guards
  • Night Guards / Bruxism Appliance (for prevention of clenching & grinding)
  • Treatment and Management of TMJ Disorders

Oral appliances have been used for over 20 years to effectively treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Currently, over 40 different appliance designs are available to a specially trained dentist. Many scientific studies have been published that demonstrate the effectiveness of these appliances when utilized by trained and experienced sleep disorders dentists.

Of the many appliances available today, each falls under one of two categories based on mode of action. The first and largest category is that of the “mandibular repositioning device”. By far the majority of all appliances in use today fall into this category. These devices serve by gently repositioning the lower jaw forward during sleep. The second category is that of the “tongue retaining device”. These appliances are seldom used but can be very effective for many people, especially those with few or no teeth or jaw joint problems. Tongue retaining devices function by protruding the tongue forward during sleep.