Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is very effective in treating patients with sleep-disordered breathing, with a compliance rate shown to be as high as 90% over a 2.5-year period.
OAT is associated with greater patient satisfaction than nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.
In a randomized crossover trial comparing OAT to CPAP in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, about 81% preferred OAT.
Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea, both continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and mandibular advancement devices (MADs) were associated with reductions in blood pressure. Network meta-analysis did not identify a statistically significant difference between the blood pressure outcomes associated with these therapies.
A mandibular advancement device for obstructive sleep apnea can help reduce nocturnal blood pressure in women.
This unit is only used for sleeping and to prevent snoring. If you experience issues with teeth clenching and grinding there are special mouth guards available for which we can fit you.
When you visit our Virginia Beach dental office, we will examine you to determine if Snore Guard is right for you, and fit you with the mouthpiece. To learn more about Snore Guard and other cosmetic and restorative dental services, contact us today or request an appointment online.