Sleep apnea appliances are utilized when patients have been diagnosed with disrupted breathing during sleep. An airway obstruction causes breathing to stop for periods of time leaving you feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep. This pattern also contributes to other more serious medical issues. We also find that patients who snore benefit from these appliances.
Wearing an appliance will help to reposition your jaw and slightly open your bite to increase your airway. While many patients find these appliances to be of great benefit, the success of the appliance is unique to the individual and may be followed up by a sleep study to ensure its success.