You have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and you need proper treatment to manage symptoms and protect your health; however, you’ve been told that CPAP therapy isn’t right for you. It can be incredibly frustrating for people to hear that the standard way to treat this serious sleep disorder isn’t available to them, but Dr. Steven Wilk and the team at Denver Sleep Apnea Center offer an effective alternative solution to CPAP.
If you’re looking for an alternative to CPAP therapy, then you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Wilk has received advanced and specialized training to be able to provide multiple treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea. Here at Denver Sleep Apnea Center, we offer our patients oral appliance therapy. For patients with mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, and those who cannot use CPAP, oral appliance therapy can be a real game-changer!
These comfortable sleep apnea oral appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth. A mandibular repositioning device fits over the upper and lower teeth and positions the jaws and tongue forward while you sleep to prevent tissue in the back of the throat from collapsing. This dental device can keep airways open throughout the night, which can treat sleep apnea, eliminate snoring and help you get healthy sleep night after night.
To find out if you could benefit from oral appliance therapy, you’ll need to come into our practice for an evaluation. A lot will depend on the type and severity of your sleep apnea. This starts with a simple home test. Gone are the days of spending the night in a lab being wired to a monitor.
Patients who are current CPAP therapy users who still experience symptoms may also find that combining oral appliance therapy with CPAP drastically improves their symptoms and helps them achieve better sleep than with CPAP alone. Dr. Wilk will discuss all your treatment options with you at your initial evaluation to find a solution that you are comfortable with and that will effectively treat your sleep apnea.