Obstructive sleep apnea affects millions of people, jeopardizing their health. Soft tissues in the mouth can block the airway passage, interfering with breathing dozens of times every night. Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, but there are many other health consequences of this sleep disorder. Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces in San Antonio offers effective sleep apnea treatment that can stop snoring and improve breathing for our patients.
The position of the jaw impacts breathing during sleep. For some patients with sleep apnea, the lower jaw slides backward, allowing soft tissue to block their airway. This can cause loud snoring and breathing interruptions, resulting in unrestful sleep. Patients with sleep apnea are at a higher risk of stroke, high blood pressure, cardiovascular issues and other health problems. Adjusting the lower jaw with an oral appliance can effectively relieve sleep apnea without more invasive treatment.
Relief from Snoring
To relieve snoring and sleep apnea, our dentist can create a customized dental nightguard that repositions the jaw during sleep. These oral appliances are specifically designed for treating sleep apnea and customized to the teeth and mouth of the patient. The mouthguard is comfortable and fits over the bottom and top teeth. For many, oral appliances are less invasive and more convenient to use than CPAP or other more invasive treatments for sleep apnea.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have a snoring problem, a customized oral appliance may be the right option to give you relief. Contact our team at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces to schedule an exam and consultation with one of our dentists in San Antonio. We offer effective snoring and sleep apnea treatment that can help you and others in your home get better sleep. Our clinics accept most dental insurance plans, and we have payment options available.