SomnoDent Appliance for Sleep Apnea
If you or someone you know suffers from sleep apnea, you recognize that it is both exhausting and potentially hazardous. Summit Dental of Liverpool, NY, is pleased to offer SomnoDent®—an oral appliance that is designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Many patients find SomnoDent to be a great alternative to the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine because it is subtle and simple, not noisy and obtrusive as many people find the CPAP machine to be.
How does SomnoDent Work?
An oral appliance worn during sleep, SomnoDent is custom made for each patient in our office. This appliance works by ever so slightly repositioning the lower jaw just forward of its normal position. The result is the tightening of the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway, which allows the patient to breathe freely and prevents obstructive sleep apnea from occurring.
Aside from the obvious benefit of alleviating the symptoms of sleep apnea, SomnoDent is extremely comfortable. The appliance allows for easy speaking, drinking, and a full-lip seal when you’re trying to sleep. It is also easy to adjust and very discreet.
Is SomnoDent Right for Me?
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you are likely a candidate for SomnoDent. Our patients who try SomnoDent are typically those who have had problems using a CPAP machine or who are hesitant to try it. Often, these patients find success with SomnoDent and are thrilled with the results.
Many patients find the CPAP machine to be too noisy or uncomfortable for sleep. It can also be a burden for partners to endure. If the CPAP machine is not a good option for you, or if you want to try something simpler and subtler first, SomnoDent is a great option. Many patients find it to be effective, comfortable and a superior alternative to the CPAP machine.
Why Wait? Call Us Today!
More common than ever, sleep apnea is uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. Fortunately, it isn’t something you have to struggle with any longer. It can be kept in check—but the next step is up to you. To find out whether SomnoDent is a good option for you, contact our Liverpool dental team at Summit Dental today to set up a consultation. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff can’t wait to have you sleeping great again in no time!