Breathe Easy: Unlocking Better Sleep with Oral Appliance Therapy 

Do you often wake up feeling exhausted despite spending what seems like a whole night in bed? Your sleep problems may not be caused by what you think. At Smyrna Dental & Headache Center in Smyrna, Georgia, we understand the profound impact of sleep apnea on your overall health and well-being. With innovative solutions like the VIVOS Care Appliance, relief from sleep apnea is within reach, offering you a path to restful sleep and improved quality of life.

FAQs about Oral Appliance Therapy:

1.. What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder distinguished by shallow breaths or recurrent pauses in breathing during sleep. These interruptions in breathing can happen several times during the night, resulting in fragmented sleep and decreased oxygen levels in the body.

2. How does oral appliance therapy work for sleep apnea treatment?

Oral appliance therapy involves using custom-fitted devices, such as the VIVOS Care Appliance, to help keep the airway open during sleep. These devices are worn in the mouth and work by repositioning the hard and soft tissues that define the airway. They prevent airway collapse and promote uninterrupted breathing, effectively reducing or eliminating sleep apnea episodes.

3. Is oral appliance therapy effective for all types of sleep apnea? 

Oral appliance therapy is most commonly used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, which happens when the muscles in the throat relax and collapse during sleep, blocking the airway. It may also benefit individuals with mild, moderate, and severe sleep apnea or those who cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

4. How do I know if oral appliance therapy is right for me?

During a comprehensive consultation at Smyrna Dental & Headache Center, our experienced team will evaluate your specific sleep apnea symptoms, medical history, and oral anatomy to determine if oral appliance therapy is a suitable treatment option for you. We will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and preferences.

5. What are the benefits of using the VIVOS Care Appliance for sleep apnea treatment? 

The VIVOS Care Appliance offers several advantages for individuals seeking relief from sleep apnea. It is comfortable to wear, easy to use, and adjustable to accommodate changes in your oral anatomy over time. Additionally, it promotes proper jaw positioning and tongue posture, helping to improve airflow and reduce snoring.

6. Are there any side effects associated with oral appliance therapy?

Most patients experience minimal side effects, such as mild discomfort or temporary changes in bite alignment, when first using the VIVOS Care Appliance. These effects typically subside as your mouth adjusts to the device, and the benefits of improved sleep far outweigh any initial discomfort.

Don't let sleep apnea continue to impact your health and quality of life. Take the first step towards better sleep by scheduling a consultation at Smyrna Dental & Headache Center to learn more about oral appliance therapy and the VIVOS Care Appliance. Our compassionate team is dedicated to helping you find effective solutions for your sleep apnea symptoms. Contact us today at (678) 374-3764.