At Gray & Ehrler Orthodontic Specialists, not only do we specialize in comprehensive orthodontic treatments, we also offer solutions and therapy for snoring and those who suffer from sleep apnea. We provide many types of appliances for each individual case.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
OSA is a breathing disorder, which occurs during sleep due to the narrowing or total closure of the airway. The airway becomes completely blocked, which causes breathing to stop. The brain then detects the lack of oxygen and prompts a momentary arousal to draw breath. Although OSA sufferers may experience dozens of apnea episodes per night, they are unlikely to remember any of them. In fact, if the sufferer lives alone or sleeps separately they may not be aware of their condition, even after many years.
Some of the symptoms of OSA include:
- Loud snoring
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Reduced resistance to infection
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be suffering from sleep apnea and it is important that you seek the right treatment option.
The SomnoDent MAS
The SomnoDent MAS is a highly effective solution for the majority of patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The appliance is comfortable and easy to wear, using the smallest amount of material possible and reducing bulkiness in the mouth. It is made up of two separate pieces, which allow you to speak, yawn and drink. The design does not limit tongue space, which results in a high comfort level for users.
We provide five customized SomnoDent MAS treatments, each with different clinical indications catering for the varied needs of OSA sufferers.
If you are interested in learning more about the SomnoDent MAS system, we offer a complimentary consultation and evaluation. Please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.