The effects of sleep apnea can negatively impact many aspects of both your mental and physical wellbeing. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea a dental appliance from our Surrey dentists could help you to reduce your symptoms and wake feeling more rested.
If you have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, dental appliances are available from your dentist that may be able to reduce your symptoms.
How Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea Work
Dental appliances designed to treat sleep apnea gently hold your tongue and jaw towards the front of your mouth, preventing your airway from becoming obstructed. These appliances are super-easy to use, you just fit your appliance over your teeth when you are going to bed, then go to sleep.
Sleep apnea dental appliances come in two basic styles, adjustable appliances that your dentist fits to the size and shape of your mouth and fixed dental appliances.
Fitted Sleep Apnea Appliances for Comfort
When it comes to getting a good night's sleep comfort is essential! Many patients find that custom-fitted dental appliances are more comfortable to wear because they are adjusted to fit the shape and size of your mouth.
Our Surrey dentists can fit your sleep apnea appliance so that it is comfortable to wear and works properly. If you currently use a dental appliance that you find uncomfortable, speak to your dentist, they may be able to recommend a style that works better for you.
Adjusting to Your New Sleep Apnea Dental Appliance
It's important to keep in mind that any kind of dental appliance will take some time to get used to. When you first begin using your sleep apnea appliance you may experience some minor difficulties chewing, or mild jaw discomfort but, these issues should clear up quickly once you get used to wearing your appliance.