Everyone knows how important getting a good night’s sleep is. Yet for many adults and their sleep partners snoring is a major problem, interfering with the quality of their sleep and relationship, more severe forms called sleep apnea can even lead to dangerous medical side effects. However, many patients cannot tolerate the CPAP device used to treat their sleep apnea condition.
Arrowhead Dental Associates is pleased to announce that we offer custom fitted oral appliances that can comfortably treat sleep apnea and snoring. All our doctors are qualified to make sleep appliances and Dr. Nectara Stefano has advanced training to be a sleep apnea dentist and is a member of the American Academy Of Dental Sleep Medicine. She will consult with your physician or sleep clinic to ensure your apnea is controlled with your oral appliance and that it is adjusted for maximum effectiveness.
We use the TAP 3 Elite oral appliance, a comfortable patient-friendly treatment solution for snoring and sleep apnea. It is a great alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the CPAP appliance. The TAP 3 Elite appliance helps to keep the patient’s airway open and improves their breathing while they sleep.Most patients experience relief the very first night they wear their TAP appliance.
If you have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea by your physician and your CPAP device is not a viable solution your medical insurance may cover the cost of a comfortable oral solution made in our office. Call us for a consultation to see if an oral appliance will work for you.