Sleep Oral Appliances

Sleep Oral Appliances in Denver, CO

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 sleep apnea isn’t available to them, but Dr. Steven Wilk and the team at Denver Sleep Apnea Center offer an effective alternative solution to CPAP.


Dr. Steven Wilk is a three-time board certified D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) based in Denver, CO. He is known for his use of oral appliance therapy to effectively treat sleep apnea and snoring as an alternative to CPAP. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University, he attended…

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What is Oral Appliance Therapy?

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 forms of OSA, oral appliance therapy can be a real game-changer!

These comfortable dental devices 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. Other oral appliance options, like the tongue retaining device, hold the tongue in place to prevent it from blocking the throat while you sleep. Whichever oral appliance you end up choosing, these dental devices can keep airways open throughout the night, which can eliminate snoring and help you get a good night’s sleep night after night.

I’m Interested in Oral Appliance Therapy. What Should I Do?

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. 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 will effectively treat your sleep apnea.


Dr. Wilk saw me for my TMJ issues. I was having really bad migraines, and neck pain. He was so kind and caring. He helped me fix the issues I was having. On my really bad days he gave me injections that made me feel like a whole new person. After he fixed my TMJ I started seeing him for my dental treatment the work that he has done on my mouth is amazing. I had some crown and veneers done on my upper teeth I love my smile. I would recommend Dr. Wilk to anyone!!!

Excellent service every time! Attention to details, helpful and knowledgeable staff!

I was completely satisfied with the professionalism and work of Dr. Wilk and his staff. My husband is very happy that I no longer wake and worry him with my sleep apnea. The appliance Dr. Wilk recommended works very well, even after a year of nightly use. I just had my first annual checkup and the appliance still fits perfectly and is in excellent condition.

Once Dr. Wilk determines that you are an ideal candidate for oral appliance therapy, impressions of your teeth will need to be made. You’ll come back into the office, where we will then fit you with the device and talk you through all instructions on what to expect while wearing your oral appliance. You may, at some point, also need to come back to our office for periodic adjustments.


To receive your diagnosis and learn more about a treatment plan for sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wilk at the Denver Sleep Apnea Center today.