Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy is ideal for mild to moderate OSA and snoring sufferers
Patients who use dental appliances report more restful sleep and feel less tired during the day. Their family members also sleep better because their partner sleeps better.
Various studies also prove that oral appliance therapy is better than even surgery in most patients.
Sleep Apnea Solution - It Will Change Your Life
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders, predominantly sleep apnea. It can have a devastating effect on the sufferer’s life. Not only does it disrupt sleep, but it can also lead to cardiovascular problems like high blood pressure and chronic heart failure if untreated.
Sleep apnea isn’t a problem that will resolve on its own; it only worsens with time. Our team of specially trained doctors in dental sleep treatment and oral devices can treat all types of sleep disorders, including TMJ.
Book an appointment today to get treated, and finally, get a good night’s sleep!
Do you or your loved one have sleeping problems?
Sleep apnea and snoring are disruptive, and even frightening, to the sufferer and their family members. It needs to be treated in time before it leads to other health problems.
What exactly is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea or OSA is a sleep breathing problem triggered by a totally closed airway. It is fatal because the closed airway stops breathing multiple times throughout the night.It disrupts the sufferer’s sleep and reduces the body’s oxygen levels to leave the patient wide awake, needing air.
OSA can make the patient feel sleepy in the daytime. They may also suffer from conditions like depression, acid reflux and high blood pressure and consequent stroke or heart attack.
Besides, the body’s reduced oxygen levels can lead to changes in blood chemistry. It may, in turn, reduce the effectiveness of any medications prescribed for conditions like hypertension. These medications only treat the symptoms and not the trigger which is sleep apnea in many cases.
Snoring is another breathing sleep problem where the patient makes noise because of the partially closed airway. While it’s usually the noise that is irritating, consistent, and loud,heavy snoring can lead to health problems like high blood pressure.
How it works
We at Waldorf Dentistry use the latest devices that help keep the airway clear while sleeping. We fit and maintain various oral devices like:
Custom oral repositioning devices
Oral repositioning devices prevent the lower jaw from falling back and blocking the airway when asleep. It helps keep the airway open so that the patient breathes and sleeps better.
DNA and mRNA appliance system
The system doesn’t involve any drugs, injections, or medications and is pain-free and minimally invasive.It comprises removable appliances worn at night and evening.
It helps the body correct the anatomically underdeveloped craniofacial region by shifting the jaw forwards when asleep. It also helps slowly redevelop the midface by increasing the upper jaw and the airway size.
Breathe Easy, Sleep Well
We at Waldorf Dentistry have been treating sleep apnea patients for 15 years now. Dr. Felicia Nesbit is a member of the American Sleep Apnea Association and keeps updated with the latest and innovative sleep apnea treatments. Dr Felicia is excited to share a solution with you that will help you sleep better, eliminate snoring and get your energy back.
Call us at our office at 301-705-9737 to schedule an appointment if you have sleeping or breathing difficulty when asleep.
"My 12-year-old son, Logan, has been wearing dental orthopedic appliances for over a year now and I couldn't be happier with the results. My only concern was his noticeable overbite and lisp and the overcrowding as his permanent teeth were coming in.
I fell in a parking-lot more than 5 years ago and shortly after began to have jaw pain and trouble with my jaw moving properly. I have been experiencing chronic pain and tight muscles in my face and jaw ever since.
Waldorf Dentistry and her knowledgeable team will go the extra mile to exceed your expectations. We take the time to understand your individual needs and work with you to create a custom treatment plan that helps you maintain a healthy smile and good oral health for life.