Lonn Brander, DDS
Dr. Lonn Brander can help! Take the Sleep Test online now!
Dr. Brander can make you an oral appliance that works just like the CPAP machine but is much more comfortable!
Although CPAP is considered the ‘gold star’ standard for patients with severe sleep apnea, if you don’t wear it, it’s not helping. For patients who suffer from mild to severe sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy is a popular method for treatment. People from across the globe are visiting dental practices for screenings and fitted for oral appliances.
An oral sleep appliance is a custom-fabricated mouthpiece similar to an orthodontic retainer or sports mouth-guard worn over the teeth. The appliance works by comfortably repositioning the lower jaw and tongue forward or by restraining the tongue to keep the airway from collapsing during sleep. Snoring and sleep apnea are then effectively managed and good quality sleep can be achieved without interruption.