Dr. Andrew Cohen provides oral appliance therapy to help manage sleep apnea so that you can breathe easily at night. Oral appliance therapy is an excellent solution for mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring disorders. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the airway is obstructed. This usually happens when the soft tissues of the throat relax and collapse or when the tongue rolls back in the mouth. Oral appliance therapy keeps the airways open, preventing obstructions so that you can breathe normally.

Your oral appliance is a special, custom-made mouth guard. Using digital impression technology, it is designed to fit your mouth comfortably and provide the most effective treatment possible. This appliance looks and fits similar to how an athletic mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer would, and it works by advancing the lower jaw slightly forward. This forward movement tightens the soft tissues and muscles of the upper airway, preventing them from collapsing and vibrating while you sleep. The appliance also prevents your tongue from rolling back and helps the tissues at the back of the throat relax. All of this combines to give you a safe, soundless sleep that will help you get the rest you need.

Oral appliances are often recommended as an alternative to traditional CPAP devices. Unlike CPAP, an oral appliance is small, discreet and non-invasive, and no additional equipment (such as a mask or an outlet) is required. You can simply place the appliance in your mouth and proceed through the rest of your nightly routine before sleeping.

We welcome you to call Sleep Healthy PA at 215-572-7566 to learn more about how oral appliance therapy in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, can benefit you and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.