Sleep apnea is a serious condition that leads people to stop breathing while sleeping due to obstructed airways. It causes severe disruption to sleep and can even be fatal.
Thankfully, there are many dental devices that can prevent the airways from becoming obstructed during sleep by separating the jaws and keeping them farther forward. The repositioning is minor but helps oxygen flow freely to your lungs.
This is the smallest device TAP® offers and is more comfortable than some of the alternatives. It features a custom device that fits over your teeth kind of like a mouth guard. The device pulls the jaw forward to avoid your tongue and soft tissue from getting in the way of your airflow.
This appliance repositions your jaw to help bring the base of your tongue to the front of the mouth. By making this small adjustment, we’re able to open up your oropharynx for freer airflow.
This sleep apnea device is acrylic with metal wiring that you can adjust. You can move about without disrupting the device. Patients suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea are the best candidates for this device. It can also help patients reduce loud snoring.
Allow our Sleep Dentistry team to help you get the sleep you deserve! If you live in Westwood NJ, schedule a Sleep Dentistry visit to our New Jersey office now.