Custom Solutions for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

When your sleep is interrupted by chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, your options for addressing it may seem limited. Many people don’t know that snoring should be treated, or realize that it’s a symptom of something more serious. However, treating chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea is common at our practice, and we have the experience and technology to help many patients benefit from better quality sleep. For example, we can custom-design a variety of mandibular advancement devices to help you prevent airway obstruction and avoid the need of a more cumbersome CPAP setup.

What is CPAP?

CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure, and describes a machine and mask that are commonly recommended for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. A CPAP machine and mask work by providing a steady but gentle stream of air through a mask that you wear over your mouth and nose. The air stream helps keep your breathing consistent throughout the night and stop tissues from obstructing it, which stops your sleep apnea from interrupting your sleep cycle.

What is a mandibular advancement device?

While a CPAP machine can help many patients enjoy sleep without apnea episodes, it isn’t always the most comfortable option for addressing sleep apnea or the most effective. For many people, a custom-made mandibular advancement device works by offering support for your lower jaw and oral structures to prevent your airway from collapsing (sleep apnea) or prevent your airway from becoming constricted (snoring). The appliance is designed with optimal precision using advanced digital technology, and can provide a more comfortable solution to treating sleep apnea than a traditional CPAP machine and mask. For optimal results, we offer a wide range of appliances.

What are the benefits of a mandibular advancement device?

For patients who qualify, there are many different benefits to choosing a custom mandibular advancement device over a more conventional CPAP machine. For example, a CPAP machine generates noise as it produces the air that it streams through your airway. This noise may prevent some people from sleeping peacefully throughout the night, and the mask may sit uncomfortably. By contrast, a custom mandibular advancement device doesn’t rely on generating a stream of air, and its custom design allows for greater comfort and convenience throughout the night.


Benefit from a custom mandibular advancement device

With a custom-designed mandibular advancement device, you can more successfully stop snoring and treat obstructive sleep apnea more comfortably. To learn more, schedule a sleep consultation by calling Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville today at 903-455-0516. We have offices in both Greenville and McKinney! We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.