Oral Appliance Therapy


Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). An oral appliance fits over your teeth like an orthodontic retainer while you sleep and supports your jaw in a forward position to keep your airway open. A custom-fit oral appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness, and revitalize your health.

If you and your doctor decide that oral appliance therapy is the best treatment option for you, your doctor will write a prescription and refer you to a qualified dentist who can make a custom-fit oral appliance for you. The dentist will provide ongoing treatment to make sure your appliance remains comfortable and effective for you.

Advantages of Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment that fits easily into your lifestyle. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is:

  • Easy to wear
  • Quiet
  • Portable
  • Convenient
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to care for

Interested in learning about how patients get started with using oral appliance therapy? View the Six Steps for Starting Oral Appliance Therapy PDF below!

 6 Steps for Starting OAT - English Version  Los 6 Pasos de la Terapia Condispositivo Oral - Versión en Español

Living with Oral Appliance Therapy

Treating your snoring or obstructive sleep apnea  can make you feel like a new person. You will find that your quality of life can improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly. OAT can help you sleep better, have more energy, and feel sharper throughout the day. You may find that your bed partner begins to sleep better, too! 

Treating sleep apnea promotes a healthier heart, body, and mind. With your qualified dentist’s help, you can improve your sleep and your health!