Do you feel tired, irritable, or unfocused during the day? Does your partner report snoring or episodes of stopped breathing when you sleep?
You may have sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition that affects your health, relationships, and ability to perform your job well.
Dr. Rose of Master Dental & Orthodontics in Ocoee, FL, offers solutions for obstructive sleep apnea.
What Are the Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Risk factors for this sleep disorder include:
- Being overweight
- Having narrow airways
- Having certain medical conditions
- Being older (the risk typically peaks in your 60s or 70s)
- Being male
If you, your partner, or your family have noticed the signs of sleep apnea and you're at risk for this sleep disorder, we invite you to visit our Ocoee office outside of Orlando. We can diagnose sleep apnea by examining the position of your jaw, the anatomy of your oral structures, the circumference of your neck, and more. We may also administer a sleep study.
Sleep Easier With Treatment
Dieting and exercising, avoiding alcohol and smoking, using a humidifier, and altering your sleeping position may help correct your obstructive sleep apnea. But if these solutions don't work, we offer nonsurgical and surgical solutions.
A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine keeps the upper airway passages open by delivering air pressure through a mask. CPAP machines are often a great solution for patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea.
Oral Appliance Therapy
If you desire a solution that's smaller, quieter, and easier to travel with than a CPAP machine, you can be fitted for a custom oral appliance that holds your upper airways open while you sleep. Though CPAP is the better solution in some cases, oral appliances are easier to use and can be effective for mild-to-moderate sleep apnea. We can determine if this simplified treatment is right for you.
If oral appliances and continuous positive airway pressure machines aren't achieving the results you need, you may require surgery. Surgical options can remove tissue from the back of the mouth, reposition the jaw, and more.
Consider the Vivos System
Available at Our Ocoee, FL, Office
When the jaws and oral cavity don't develop properly, the airways can be undersized and the muscles can be more likely to relax and close the airways while you sleep. Those with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea may find a permanent solution in the Vivos® System.
While other oral appliances simply hold your airways open as you sleep, the Vivos System restructures your anatomy and permanently expands the airways.
Patients simply wear their Vivos appliance for 10-12 hours a day, and can generally expect results in an average of 18 months.
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