I Hate my CPAP Machine
Get an “FDA Approved” Oral Appliance For Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Treating sleep apnea promotes a healthier heart, body and mind
There are over 80 different Oral Appliances on the market today, finding the right one for you can be very challenging. Let Dr Schlott at the OC Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center, help you find the right solution.
OC Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center uses several appliances in our office for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. We choose the appliance type depending on facial structures, tooth number and shape, and insurance requirements. Every appliance that we use is FDA approved.
It must be understood that no one appliance treats snoring or sleep apnea better than another. Patient comfort dictates appliance choice. With that being said we now offer a type of Co-Therapy for our Sleep Apnea patients. With Co-Therapy we combine an Oral Appliance with CPAP. Dr Schlott recently received special training for this type of treatment and the use and benefits of a custom mask. We have listed below 4 examples of common types or oral appliances we use.
The most common appliance we use is called a dorsal appliance. Somnodent is an example. This is the most common appliance used in the world. However, I generally do not use this appliance on Asian decent, as the dorsal wings tend to poke their cheeks because of their facial structure.
Another appliance we often use is the Narval by Resmed. Resmed is the largest manufacturer of CPAP. This appliance is different in that it is made by CAD-CAM. This is the lightest and least bulky appliance, but requires long teeth that have undercuts. This means that it cannot be used on many patients.
For patients who severely grind their teeth we use a SUAD appliance. This is a bulky appliance that is unlikely to be broken. Another appliance that is used is the TAP appliance. This appliance holds the mandible forward by use of an anterior hook. It is popular in the midwest. It is not too bulky which is appreciated by patients. However, many patients do not like the appliance because can be uncomfortable on the tip of the tongue.
For Medicare patients and others, the choice of appliance is the Herbst. Medicare requires that this appliance and/or a Tap be used. Many severe patients are treated with co-therapy. This is the use of an oral appliance and CPAP. The advantages of co-therapy are air pressures are reduced generally by 50% or more, and with the use of a “CPAP Pro”, head straps that hold the nasal pillow in place are eliminated. The oral appliance hold the nasal pillow in the nose so that straps are not necessary. There are over 80 other appliances, but I generally use one of the above mentioned appliances.
Don’t be fooled into ordering online without seeing a professional. Dr. Schlott is one of only 133 board certified dental sleep medicine dentists in the world. We spend 1/3 of our lifetime sleeping. Don’t suffer another night of tossing and turning or being nudged to roll over. Call the OC Snoring &Sleep Apnea Center and let Dr. Schlott find the right solution for you.
Why Choose Us
- Dr Schlott is Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine
- We Place Patients First
- We Are On Time for Appointments
- In House Medical Billing
- Very Caring Compassionate Staff
- Dr. Schlott is a Diplomat of The American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine
- Dr. Schlott Has Authored & Published Scientific Articles on Sleep Apnea
- Dr. Schlott is a Sought After Speaker In The Medical & Dental Fields
- Sole Provider for Some HMO Groups