Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders in America. If left untreated, it can lead to heart disease, stroke, depression, and even death. While there is no way to completely cure sleep apnea, there are highly effective ways to manage it.
The Sleep Apnea Wellness Center in Stuart, Florida offers the highest quality oral appliance devices on the market today. These devices help our patients to be able to live comfortably with sleep apnea and ensure that they get restful sleep. Read on for information about the appliances we offer, and then call our office for a consultation today.
An oral appliance fits like a mouth guard or retainer. It keeps your jaw in a forward position to maintain an open airway while you sleep. It also prevents your tongue from blocking your throat, which is another issue that causes snoring and contributes to sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy is often considered a more comfortable alternative to CPAP machines.
Prosomnus boasts the smallest, most comfortable custom oral appliances available on the market today. It is currently the #1 most prescribed device in America.
Dr. Horan’s #1 Choice
Prosomnus devices help to move the soft tissues away from the back of the throat, which allows for proper airflow. This helps to reduce snoring and the other adverse effects of sleep apnea. The devices are easy to use, comfortable, and easy to keep clean.
ProSomnus Compliance Sensor: ProSomnus uses breakthrough technology to level the playing field with CPAP Machines. This technology embeds into the oral device and tracks the time it is worn, temperature, and many other useful metrics. It should be noted, with this feature, doctors can finally track how their patients are responding to their oral appliance therapy – something that only CPAP could provide in the past.
The O2Vent Optima is a more comfortable, less obtrusive alternative to a CPAP machine. It is a highly effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
In the past, sleep apnea patients diagnosed with nasal obstruction were not considered good candidates for oral appliances. This is because people with nasal obstruction typically breathe through their mouth to compensate, and an oral appliance would hinder mouth breathing. With this in mind, these patients, instead, were prescribed with CPAP machines.
The O2Vent Optima is a state-of-the-art unique solution to this problem. This Medicare-approved oral device features a mechanism that positions your jaw forward, encouraging an open airway. The Optima has an airway channel that increasingly stabilizes the airway, therefore improving the way you breathe out of your mouth while sleeping.
A dentist with extensive knowledge in oral appliances and a sleep specialist typically collaborates with you to decide whether this is the best course of treatment for you.
Dr. James Horan, the Director of Clinical Services at the Sleep Apnea Wellness Center, fulfills both of those roles. Dr. Horan is not only a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, but he is also Board Certified in both Periodontology as well as Dental Implant Surgery. Dr. Horan has helped countless patients find the perfect solution for their dental and sleep issues over the past 30 years.
Dr. Horan and his sleep specialists start by taking careful dental impressions of people with snoring and sleep apnea. Based on those impressions, they create customized oral treatment devices for patients to wear while sleeping.
If you’re looking for a comfortable, less bulky way to treat your sleep apnea, then undoubtedly oral appliance therapy might be the perfect solution for you. The Sleep Apnea Wellness Center works hard to ensure our patients’ devices are completely customized to treat their sleep disorder. Call us today for more information, and come in for a consultation to get on the path to better sleep today!