It’s Embarrassing or Annoying to Partners
If your new partner is staying the night for the first time, you might feel embarrassed about putting on your CPAP mask. Some partners might also find CPAP to be too loud to listen to, although they’re normally as quiet as a whisper. Regardless, CPAP can disrupt your partner’s sleep or feel embarrassing to wear.
Do any of these complaints sound familiar to you? If so, find out how you can benefit from our CPAP alternative at Bite Align in Fort Atkinson.
How Oral Appliance Therapy is Different
Oral appliance therapy provides all the same health benefits as CPAP, but it doesn’t come with all the complaints. Oral appliance therapy involves wearing a device in your mouth that’s similar to a mouth guard while you sleep. The device will reposition your jaw to support it and hold open your airway. The device prevents your soft tissue from collapsing and obstructing your airway while you sleep.
Oral appliances are discreet, effective, and most importantly, comfortable to wear. When patients transition from CPAP to oral appliances, they often wish they switched sooner.
One of the oral appliances we offer at our practice is the DNA Appliance. This appliance is designed to reshape your jaw to enhance the size of your airway and allow for better airflow. The appliance can also help improve facial proportions and improve TMJ disorders.
After wearing the appliance for around a year, you may no longer need any type of treatment for sleep apnea because the underlying problem was addressed.
If you’re unhappy with CPAP and you’re searching for an alternative sleep apnea treatment in Fort Atkinson, please contact us to book an appointment with Dr. Stafford for a consultation by calling (920) 563-7323. Dr. Stafford will help you find a treatment you find the best oral appliance for your needs.