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How It Works

Opening the Airway

When you fall asleep all the muscles in your body relax. When the muscles in the head and neck relax, the tongue and lower jaw can collapse and block the airway.  Minor airway blockage can cause snoring, but in more severe situations the blockage can cause obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you have ever taken Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation course (CPR), the first thing you learned is to lift the chin to open the airway. This allows for oxygen to flow into the lungs, and carbon dioxide to flow out.  Dental appliances act as a barrier to airway collapse, much like someone performing CPR on you all night long. This is why you feel so rested after sleeping with a dental appliance!

Dental Sleep Appliances

Each dental appliance we make is custom designed to ensure that is comfortable to wear while awake and asleep. Almost every study ever conducted comparing CPAP comfort to dental appliance comfort show dental appliances to be much more comfortable. Not everyone is a candidate for a dental appliance. A comprehensive dental exam is required to determine if the teeth are healthy enough to support the appliance.

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