Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the upper airway obstructs and breathing is stopped. The commonly known causes of this are enlarged tonsils, enlarged tongue, blocked nasal passages, and anatomical characteristics of the jaw.

Traditional therapies for management of this disorder include positive pressure appliances (i.e CPAP) and surgery.

Your doctor may recommend or you may be interested in the dental-based treatment of OSA. Our dentist has received extensive training in both the diagnosis and management of OSA.

At your appointment, you will be comprehensively examined and the dentist will determine if you are candidate for an oral appliance. The appliance is made to cover the upper and lower teeth and hold the lower jaw in a forward position that helps keep the airway from collapsing.