Snoring, often considered a comical and normal sleep function, is a common indication of sleep apnea. If you snore, you may benefit from having a professional sleep evaluation to determine whether or not you suffer from sleep apnea.
After your sleep test, Dr. Hodges can help choose the best sleep apnea treatment for you. Our dental office provides custom-fitted oral appliances. Oral appliances are comfortable and convenient to use, unlike CPAP. The oral appliance treats your sleep apnea by holding your jaw open to allow air to easily pass through. It sits comfortably in your mouth like a night guard and doesn’t require any annoying hoses, or uncomfortable mask, or a loud machine to effectively treat your sleep apnea.
CPAP has an average compliance rate of less than 50% after three months which means, most patients are not receiving the life-saving treatment they need. However, with oral appliances, compliance is at an average 95% rate. Oral appliances, therefore, are the best choice for compliance and reducing health complications.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of oral appliances for sleep apnea treatment, please contact us at (918) 528-3330 for an appointment today.