An oral appliance works by positioning the mandible (lower jaw) forward so that the airway is able to stay unobstructed, while sleeping. The appliances are custom fabricated specific to each patient. Dr. Winters has trained in dental sleep medicine and is able to select, fabricate, fit, and adjust each appliance to the optimal therapeutic position. We believe that comfort is key and will help you choose from many options to find the best appliance.  Custom fabricated oral appliances have been accepted and are recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) since 2015. These appliances provide comfortable relief and are tailor-made to fit you. They are not only affordable; they are also effective.

Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

Custom fabricated to maximize effectiveness

Non-invasive treatment option

Higher compliance in comparison to other treatment options

Immediate response, most patients see improvements the first night

Compact and portable, convenient for travel and not visible when wearing it. 

Oral Appliance Therapy

Initial Consultation

The first appointment is all about getting to know the patient! Through a screening, questionnaire, and airway evaluation we can identify the next steps. 

Sleep Study

Patients with signs and symptoms of a sleep related breathing disorder need a sleep study to identify and diagnose any disorders.

Case presentation

Dr. Winters will review the data and findings from the sleep study, then present the recommended treatment plan specific to each patients needs.

Appliance Delivery

The patient receives their custom appliance along with instructions on wearing and caring for the appliance!

Combination Therapy

Sometimes patients do not get complete relief from CPAP treatment despite patient compliance. In these cases, we often recommend combination therapy with an oral appliance for the best results. When treatment is consistently effective and comfortable, patients are more likely to comply and enjoy a restful sleep.

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