Feel Better With a Sleep Appliance

Dr. Williams can arrange a sleep test if he has reason to believe that you have apnea. After a formal diagnosis, your insurance may pay for at least part of your sleep apnea treatment. The key to treating this sleep disorder is ensuring your airway remains open while you are asleep. The two most commonly prescribed methods of doing so are a CPAP machine and a custom-made oral appliance.

This kind of  appliance works by moving your jaw slightly forward to keep your airway open. A CPAP pushes a stream of pressurized air into your throat. Many sleep apnea sufferers find an appliance easier to adjust to than a CPAP. The appliance is:

  • Less Invasive – There is no mask or tubing to get in your way. An appliance fits comfortably inside your mouth much like a sports mouthguard.
  • Easier to Use – An appliance requires no electricity, batteries, or distilled water. Plus, it is small enough to take with you anywhere.

Don’t suffer from sleep apnea! For sleep apnea treatment in Tigard, call Premier Dental & Implants at 503-210-9802 so we can help you — and your loved ones — get a better night’s rest. You can also schedule online.