Sleep Appliance

Oral appliances are most effective in the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea although they do provide a treatment alternative for patients with severe OSA (sleep apnea) who cannot or will not tolerate positive airway pressure therapy (cpap). Despite their double-retainer-like appearance, oral appliances are said to be more comfortable to use than a cpap. Sometimes for more complicated sleep apnea an oral appliance and CPAP are used in combination. It is recommended to have a sleep study done by a professional to evaluate the severity of apnea a patient has.