As people strive to improve their overall health, they are turning to a variety of methods to help them reach their fitness goals. One popular method that is gaining popularity is the use of oral appliances. Oral appliances are devices that are worn in the mouth and help to keep the jaw in alignment. This can provide a number of benefits, including improved sleep and reduced stress on the teeth and jaws.
There are many different types of oral appliances that can help you function better. Here are just a few:
1. Tongue thrusting appliance: This type of appliance helps to prevent tongue thrusting, which can cause problems with eating and speaking.
2. Palatal expander: This appliance is used to expand the roof of the mouth (palate), which can improve breathing and reduce snoring.
3. Bite plate: This appliance is used to correct an overbite or underbite. It can also help with TMJ pain and teeth grinding (bruxism).
4. Nasal dilator: This appliance is used to open up the nasal passages, which can improve breathing and reduce snoring.
5. Chin strap: This appliance is used to hold the jaw in place, which can improve breathing and reduce snoring.
6. Lip bumper: This appliance is used to create more space in the mouth, which can help with teeth crowding or grinding (bruxism).
7. Dental retainer: This appliance is used to keep the teeth in their correct position after braces are removed. It can also be used to treat sleep apnea.
While CPAP is effective for many people, it’s not for everyone. Some people find the mask uncomfortable or claustrophobic. Others can’t tolerate the noise of the machine. And some people simply don’t like the idea of sleeping with a mask on.
If you’re not a fan of CPAP, you may be wondering if an oral appliance is a better option. Oral appliances are small devices that fit in your mouth and help keep your airway open while you sleep. They’re similar to a mouthguard, and they can be custom-fitted to your mouth by a dentist or orthodontist.
All Smiles is proud to offer oral appliance therapy as a treatment option for sleep apnea and snoring. Oral appliance therapy is a safe, effective, and comfortable alternative to CPAP machines. Oral appliances are generally more comfortable than CPAP masks, and they’re much smaller and quieter than CPAP machines. They’re also easy to travel with and don’t require any special setup.
All Smiles offers a variety of oral appliances that are custom-fit to each patient’s mouth. We want you to be comfortable, and our team of experienced dentists will work with you to find the best appliance for your needs.
If you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring, don’t wait any longer to seek treatment. Contact All Smiles today to schedule a consultation. We’ll help you get the restful sleep you deserve!