Sleep Apnea in Salisbury and Easton, MD
Say Good Night to Restless Sleep & Chronic Exhaustion
If you have or suspect that you suffer from sleep apnea, our award-winning, compassionate orthodontist has the experience to help you get back on the road to more restful sleep and better health. Although it is considered a serious condition, our treatment for sleep apnea in Salisbury and Easton, MD is relatively easy to incorporate into your nighttime routine.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder that causes you to stop breathing temporarily during the night. This typically happens because of the way that your throat muscles relax while you’re asleep.
Since the condition occurs while you’re sleeping, you may not even be aware that you suffer from sleep apnea. However, If you discover that you snore heavily, wake up with a choking sensation, or experience heartburn, then you may be dealing with sleep apnea. In addition, if you wake after a full night’s sleep but still feel tired or exhausted, you may have sleep apnea.
Dangers of Sleep Apnea
People who don’t get treated for their sleep apnea have been known to be injured in car accidents and other mishaps because of their chronic exhaustion. Others experience a significant decline in their health, as the chronic oxygen deprivation caused by sleep apnea has been shown to increase blood pressure and raise the chances of a heart attack. Sleep apnea is no joke and it deserves your attention if you suspect you suffer from this condition.
Oral Sleep Appliances
Oral sleep appliances are similar to a nightguard and are worn at night while sleeping. They reposition the jaw forward to keep your airway open for a restful night’s sleep. Our oral appliance therapy (OAT) can be beneficial for chronic snorers and individuals diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are intolerable to a CPAP machine.
The Brace Place recommends the Herbst® Sleep Appliance, a small acrylic device that fits over the upper and lower teeth and tongue (similar to an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard). The device slightly advances the lower jaw or tongue, which moves the base of the tongue forward and opens the airway. This improves breathing and reduces snoring and sleep apnea.
Oral Appliance Features
- Oral appliances are comfortable and easy to wear. Most people find that it only takes a couple of weeks to become acclimated to wearing the appliance.
- Oral appliances are small and convenient making them easy to carry when traveling.
- Treatment with oral appliances is reversible and non-invasive.
Learn More About Sleep Apnea in Salisbury and Easton, MD Today!
To learn more about sleep apnea and how we can help you, schedule your The Brace Place Smile Assessment today by calling 410-749-2933 or by clicking here to use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes:
- Discussion of Your Goals
- Digital X-Rays
- Thorough Oral Exam
- In-Depth Consultation
- BONUS – a FREE copy of Dr. Crouse’s book, “A Smile to Change Your Life: A Guidebook to Orthodontic Care”
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During your assessment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, our Lifetime Guarantee, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!
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As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Salisbury & Easton, MD our doctor and team at The Brace Place also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Cambridge, MD, and Surrounding Areas.