If you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea and find CPAP machines to be awkward, inconvenient and uncomfortable, Park Smiles NYC is pleased to offer custom Oral Appliances as an alternative solution.
Custom oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea continue to increase in popularity as awareness grows among the public that oral appliances are an effective treatment for many sleep apnea sufferers.
These appliances are worn in the mouth, just like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic appliance, while you sleep. Oral appliances hold the lower jaw forward just enough to keep the airway open and prevent the tongue and muscles in the upper airway from collapsing and blocking the airway.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has approved custom oral appliance therapy (OAT) as a first line treatment for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The AASM also recommends custom oral appliances for patients with severe OSA, who are unable to tolerate or cannot wear CPAP devices.
Provides an effective, non-invasive treatment that fits easily into your lifestyle.
Doctors and dentists trained in sleep apnea treatment and medicine such as Dr. Cohen at Park Smiles NYC know how to select, fit, and adjust the oral appliance so patients may once again experience restful sleep. Dr. Cohen uses imaging to analyze your mouth, jaw and airways – and then designs a custom appliance to fit your specific requirements.
It should be noted that there are many store-bought mouth guards and appliances that claim to prevent snoring and teeth-grinding. However, none of the store-bought guards are designed or have been approved to treat sleep apnea. If you suffer from sleep apnea and are seeking a true alternative to CPAP or surgery, a custom-made appliance is the recommended and most effective solution.
It is essential that patients undergoing oral appliance therapy receive ongoing care, including regular follow-up appointments. The purpose of ongoing care is to assess and monitor the patient’s sleep disorder, the condition of the oral appliance, and the patient’s physical response to the appliance. Follow-up appointments will also ensure that the oral device is comfortable and effective.
If you’ve been diagnosed with snoring or sleep apnea and can’t tolerate a CPAP machine - and prefer not to go the surgical route - contact Park Smiles NYC today to see how a custom oral appliance will restore and improve your breathing, sleeping – and overall health!
Announced in 2017 in New York Times Magazine as one of the top 20 oral surgeons and “Super Specialists” in New York City – selected by local medical experts!