O.A.T. is often a viable alternative to CPAP therapy. A specially designed and adjusted Oral Appliance repositions the jaw and tongue during sleep. The Oral Appliance creates support for the airway that tends to collapse during sleep. It also stiffens the soft palate and can be highly effective therapy for snoring and Sleep Apnea.
Normal jaw position,airway open
Relaxed jaw position,tongue and throat tissue collapse restricting breathing
TAP Maintainsa forward jaw position and an OPEN AIRWAY!
Each new patient is evaluated individually; our specialized Dental Sleep Medicine practice relies on the success of Oral Appliance Therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy is considered a medical procedure and is covered by most medical insurance. This office works with all medical companies, including Medicare.
Contact us to set up a no-charge appointment with Dr. Miller. At that time, the doctor and his staff will answer all your questions about O.A.T. treatment and insurance coverage.
One of the major advantages of the Oral Appliance is the high level of patient compliance. Over 80% of those given an Oral Appliance report continued usage after two years.
The Oral Appliance has shown to reduce snoring in over 90% of patients. Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnea responds extremely well; even many cases of severe apnea have been resolved with Oral Appliance Usage.
Improve the quality of your life. It is proven that sleep is very important for the human body and the healing process.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea can cause interruption and result in altered sleep patterns—affecting our ability to perform normally throughout the day. And of course, snoring can be a nuisance to a bed partner, as well.
Sleep Apnea can cause or worsen serious medical conditions that include:
- High Blood Pressure
- Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke
- Weight Gain
- Migraine Headaches
- Anxiety and Mood Swings
- Phyical Impairments
- And more!