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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Better, Live Longer With Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment

Snoring and sleep apnea are no joke. In fact, it really is a matter of life and death. Sleep apnea is strongly linked with heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression, and many other health problems. Often the main culprit is obstruction or collapse of the airway during sleep.

More than

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adults in the U.S. have sleep apnea, and up to 20% of children snore habitually.
man sleeping with his mouth open
Sleep Apnea in

Adults

Sleep apnea is a serious issue that causes many health problems like fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and weight gain. If you hate your CPAP, or prefer otherwise, oral appliances are a welcome alternative that can literally save your life and give you a good night’s sleep.

child sleeping with mouth open
Sleep Apnea in

Children

Childhood sleep problems are linked with crowded teeth, mal-positioned jaws, and behavioral challenges that looks like ADD/ADHD. Symptoms such as mouth breathing, crowded teeth, bedwetting, snoring, and tongue thrust can point to serious underlying health issues and the welcome need of treatment for struggling children.

Think it's just about being tired? Think again.

Sleep apnea can contribute to all of these conditions—and more—in adults and children alike. 

  • Mouth Breathing

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Bedwetting

  • Allergies & Infections

  • Headaches

  • Crowded Teeth

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Weight Gain

  • Heart Disease

  • Daytime Tiredness

  • Car Accidents

  • Teeth Grinding

CPAP

Frequently Asked Questions About Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common problem with a variety of contributing factors. Learn more about obstructive sleep apnea and find out if you may be a candidate for a sleep appliance. 

What is a sleep dentist?

“Sleep Dentists” work in partnership with sleep physicians to treat snoring and sleep apnea by making special oral appliances worn during sleep that help position and support the jaw and open the airway. These are especially helpful for people who can’t or won’t use their CPAP machines during sleep, for whatever reason.

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

Traditionally, finding out if you have sleep apnea involved spending a night in a sleep center, covered in wires and being watched by a sleep technician. 

Modern technology has allowed us to use at-home sleep studies for most people who want to learn more about their sleep. We'll send you home with a small device that you wear to bed in the comfort of your own home. Simply return the device the next day to get your results. 

Are there alternatives to CPAP?

If you can't seem to make yourself use your CPAP, you're not alone. Research shows us that, while CPAP is one of the most effective ways to treat sleep apnea, more than 50% of people prescribed a CPAP don't use it regularly enough to make a difference. 

Dental sleep appliances are a great alternative to CPAP because they are simple, portable, and easy to clean. Dental sleep appliances work by positioning your jaw in a way that prevents your tongue and throat from collapsing when you sleep. No more mask, no more machine, no more CPAP-induced sinus infections. Now that's what we call a real solution!

  • I know that my dental health is important to my overall health and I have Dr. Ostler to thank for caring enough about his patients to go beyond what would normally be a dentist’s area of expertise, interest and responsibility. I’m sure my sleep apnea is but one example of his broad approach to patient care and I am very grateful to him and to his wonderful team!"

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