If you’ve only used CPAP to manage your sleep apnea, you might not know about the CPAP alternatives available. Whether you’re unhappy with your CPAP or not, it doesn’t hurt to see what other treatment options are available for your condition. Learn more about our CPAP alternatives at Center for TMJ & Sleep Apnea in Lee’s Summit, MO to find out if any are right for you.
Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy
At the Center for TMJ & Sleep Apnea, we offer several different oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP. Many patients prefer oral appliance therapy to CPAP for several reasons. For one, oral appliance therapy is easy and convenient to use. The oral appliances are a lot like wearing a mouth guard at night. There are no hoses, masks, or electricity involved. Patients can also enjoy sleeping in any position or conveniently traveling with their oral appliance. Our patients can also use oral appliance therapy combined with CPAP, certain surgical procedures, or even manage clenching, bruxism, and TMJ disorders simultaneously. The options with oral appliance therapy are endless.
Types of Oral Appliances
Our Lee’s Summit dental office offers a wide range of FDA approved oral appliances to treat sleep apnea and snoring including:
- DNA Appliance
- TAP Airway Management
- MicrO2 Prosomnous Appliance
- Respire Sleep Appliance
- Moses Sleep Appliance
- Herbst Sleep Appliance
- Elastic Mandibular Advancement (EMA)
Each appliance works to accomplish the same thing – open the airway while you sleep so that you can breathe effortlessly without snoring. Some of the appliances simultaneously open the airway while also preventing grinding and clenching habits. Since no two patients are alike, our wide range of oral appliances makes it easier to find the perfect oral appliance for every patient.
Learn if CPAP Alternatives are Right for You in Lee’s Summit, MO
If you already have a sleep apnea diagnosis, you’re on the right track. If you haven’t yet received a diagnosis, consider taking our online sleep quiz to find out if taking a home sleep test is right for you. Once you receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, your physician can work hand-in-hand with Dr. Pribyl to explore CPAP alternative treatments. Dr. Pribyl will also take a comprehensive approach to your case by evaluating your temporomandibular joint, bite, and facial structure using advanced dental technology. His extra evaluation helps him determine which oral appliance is best for you to treat your sleep apnea and other underlying conditions.