The Facts:

Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is a proven treatment for obstructed sleep apnea.

Studies have shown OAT reduces the apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) and respiratory disturbance index (RDI) in patients. Studies have proven similar effectiveness between CPAP and OAT. Oral Appliance Therapy should be an option given to every patient diagnosed with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

OAT provides the same short and long term health benefits as CPAP:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced depression
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Reduced daytime sleepiness
  • Better quality of life
  • Patients comply with OAT

Even though CPAP is the standard treatment for Obstructed Sleep Apnea, the majority of patients either can't wear it all night for various reasons, or they remove it (consciously or unconsciously) during the night. Studies show about 50% of patients will become non-compliant with their treatment after 1 year. In contrast, studies show that 93% of patients are compliant with oral appliance therapy.

It is no coincidence that approximately 81% of patients prefer OAT.

  • It is quiet
  • Easy to transport
  • Non invasive
  • Less obtrusive
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to use

Custom-fit oral appliances from Poseyville Dental Sleep Solutions can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health.

If you have concerns about snoring and sleep apnea, it may be time to make an appointment. If you suspect you may have sleep apnea, our office can recommend a sleep physician to help get you started on your path to treatment. If you have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we can get you fitted with an oral appliance to best suit your needs.

Our team at Poseyville Dental Sleep Solutions is ready to answer your questions about obstructive sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy in order to help you get good sleep for better health.

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