If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you could benefit from a dental sleep apnea device, sometimes referred to as a snore guard. If your physician determines that you are a candidate, Dr. Nelson can fabricate the appliance for you to wear at night. Many patients prefer dental sleep apnea devices over CPAP breathing devices as they are smaller, more discrete, and silent. There are two main types of dental sleep apnea devices: mandibular repositioning devices and tongue retaining devices.
Mandibular repositioning sleep apnea device
A mandibular repositioning device is a type of dental appliance worn during sleep that positions the lower jaw forward to help keep the airway open. Dr. Nelson prefers mandibular repositioning devices for treating obstructive sleep apnea.