Sleep Apnea dentists use various sleep apnea oral appliances that are custom-fitted to help the patient sleep soundly and minimize the effects of sleep apnea, such as snoring. These FDA-approved devices essentially treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea by preventing airway obstruction and allowing the patient to breathe easily and continuously. Worn in the mouth like an orthodontic appliance during sleep, oral appliances keep the soft tissue from collapsing and interrupt normal breathing patterns. The purpose of the oral appliance may be to reposition the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate, and hyoid bone into a specific position, to keep the airway open with stabilization of the tongue and jaw, or to provide artificial muscle tone to prevent collapse and resulting airway blockage. Our Kingston sleep apnea dentists will fit your oral appliance for comfort by using a mold of your mouth to design your unique fit.
After a complete diagnosis, our dentists will recommend an oral appliance and let you know which brand will work best for you. Oral appliances may be used in conjunction with other apnea treatments. Listed below are common FDA-approved oral appliances accepted for snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.