Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

Continuous positive airway devices (CPAP)is a machine that supplies a constant flow of air to maintain an open airway while sleeping. This device requires the user to wear a face mask that is attached to a machine by tubes that supply the airflow. The mask is to be worn over the nose, sometimes over the mouth and nose. It does take time for patients to adjust to their CPAP equipment, therefore, other methods are preferred by patients.

Oral appliance

Oral appliance therapy is the most convenient and popular method for treating sleep apnea. It is an innovative, non-invasive appliance that is worn like a mouth guard. Directed by a dental specialist, oral appliance treatment utilizes a custom-fit “mouth guard-like” device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unhindered airway. An experienced specialist will custom design an appliance specific to the severity of your condition, the anatomy of your jaws, the arrangement of your teeth, and the area of the airway where the obstruction occurs.There are even appliances that can be constructed for patients wearing full and partial removable dentures.