Oral Appliance Therapy – Mesa, AZ

What Is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Man placing light purple oral appliance into his mouth

Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is an alternative form of sleep apnea treatment that involves wearing a customized mouthguard-like device to keep the airway open. Instead of relying on a bulky CPAP machine that is loud and difficult to maneuver, an oral appliance is worn while asleep and pushes the jaw slightly forward so that a person’s airway remains unobstructed throughout the night. Oral appliance therapy in Mesa not only allows an individual to breathe freely, but it also prevents loud snoring so that a person can achieve a more restful night’s sleep.

While many one-size-fits-all devices are recommended, these often do not fit correctly and lack the customization to work effectively. Fortunately, our team at GoTo Sleep Center - Mesa is here to create a device that produces life-changing results.

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What Are the Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy?

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There are many reasons why individuals opt for oral appliance therapy as opposed to CPAP machines or surgery. These include:

  • Oral appliances are portable and easy to travel with, making sleep apnea treatment more manageable and less cumbersome.
  • Each oral appliance is customized to fit a person’s mouth so that it fits comfortably and works effectively.
  • There are no loud noises associated with oral appliance therapy, unlike CPAP devices.
  • Oral appliances are easy to keep clean, unlike trying to maintain the various components of a CPAP machine.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy?

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The only way to determine if a person is a good candidate for oral appliance therapy is to have a member of our team examine their case. Based on the answers provided to various questions as well as the severity of sleep apnea, an individual may be cleared to undergo oral appliance treatment if:

  • They do not want to pursue the surgical route.
  • They are unhappy with their CPAP device and want an easier-to-use solution.
  • They prefer something smaller and portable.
  • Other forms of sleep apnea treatment have been unsuccessful.
  • They prefer a more affordable method of sleep apnea treatment.

Where Can a Person Get an Oral Appliance?

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At GoTo Sleep Center - Mesa, our team is pleased to provide oral appliances to qualified candidates who have been formally diagnosed with sleep apnea. With board-certified sleep apnea doctors who have advanced training and experience in the field of dental sleep medicine, we are equipped to deliver specialized care to individuals who are struggling to get the sleep they need with other, more traditional forms of treatment.

Providing oral appliance therapy allows us to help patients achieve better rest by offering a solution that will keep their airways open, stop snoring, and improve the symptoms associated with sleep apnea.

Comfortable, Fully Customized Oral Appliances

Person holding set of light purple oral appliances in their hand

Each patient who suffers from sleep apnea will need a fully customized device that is comfortable to wear and works correctly. This is why we offer more than just one type of oral appliance. At GoTo Sleep Center - Mesa, we take digital impressions of a person’s smile and gather valuable insight and information that will help us to identify the appropriate type of appliance so that optimal results are achieved.

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