Located in North Scottsdale, Signature Sleep Solutions specializes in sleep disorder dentistry. Specially trained dental professionals in the fields of sleep disorders and oral appliance therapy provide diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders, snoring, and sleep apnea.
After an assessment, our specialists may recommend an oral appliance for you to relieve snoring and sleep apnea. The custom made oral device maintains the lower jaw in a forward position which, when used correctly, can minimize or eliminate sleep apnea. How the oral device works for sleep apnea is actually quite simple. A device that looks similar to an athlete’s mouthguard is placed within the mouth and makes the jaw bone sit a little further forward than usual. This stabilizes the tongue and lower jaw, repositioning them, thus making room for air to enter and to sleep more easily.
You will work closely with our dentist to treat sleep apnea and snoring. They will speak to you with regards to the benefits of oral appliance treatment. After conducting a complete clinical evaluation, including an examination of your airway, tongue, teeth, jaw, and at-home testing, the dentist will send physical models and impressions of your teeth to a dental lab, where your oral appliance is made.
When your device is ready, you’ll visit the dentist for a fitting, and they will adjust the appliance to ensure it’s as comfortable, and effective as possible. You’ll also be shown how to maintain and to clean the dental appliance. Another at-home sleep evaluation may be scheduled to ensure your treatment is successful. A follow-up visit will make sure all is well with your appliance and adjustments will be made for long-term success.
With successful oral appliance therapy, you can begin to live your life again free from symptoms. Also, your quality of life can be dramatically improved when you’re getting a good night’s sleep. You will be reenergized and your mind will feel sharper when you get a good night’s sleep, not to mention that your partner will finally be able to get a good night’s rest.
If you are interested in treatment for snoring or sleep apnea, please call our office in North Scottsdale today so we can find the right treatment for you!