Dental Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of adults and occurs when physical obstructions block the airway during sleep. A dental appliance for sleep apnea can include mandibular advancement devices that snap onto the teeth and push the jaw and tongue forward, so your body can get the restorative sleep it needs.
Dental Appliances for TMJ/TMD
Temporomandibular joint disorders, like TMJ and TMD, can pull your jaw out of alignment when you talk, chew, or even yawn. It can be caused by grinding teeth, stress, and even arthritis.
Oral appliance therapy to treat TMJ/TMD involves affixing a TMJ appliance to help realign the jaw. The appliance is worn 24 hours a day and the treatment can last several months depending on the severity of the misalignment and the jaw’s response to the treatment.