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ORAL APPLIANCES

May improve your sleep and alertness

Sleep Appliance

 

Does snoring keep you or your partner awake at night? Do the constant interruptions from sleep apnea give you fatigue throughout the day? Even more, does the thought of noisy, uncomfortable CPAP machine make you want to give up on sleep apnea treatment?

If any of those questions ring true in your life, oral appliance therapy could help. We use a small, comfortable oral appliance to keep your jaw open and in place.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is when soft tissues in your airway sag while you sleep, causing blockage. You’ll pause breathing for at least 10 seconds, but it can be much longer. After sometime, your brain will awaken you to resume breathing. Luckily, obstructive sleep apnea is very treatable! The standard treatment is CPAP, but CPAP isn’t right for everyone. Oral appliance therapy might be your ticket to restful nights without CPAP.

ProSomnus Oral Appliance Therapy

ProSomnus oral appliance therapy is the sleep apnea treatment you’ve been looking for. It doesn’t require a machine, mask, tubes, electricity, or distilled water. It’s an orthotic that fits over your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. It gently moves your jaw forward to make room in your airway, so when soft tissues collapse, there’s still enough room for oxygen to pass through. They offer a non-invasive, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, and affordable treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. People who dislike or cannot tolerate wearing a CPAP machine may respond quite well to wearing a night guard. Due to their compactness, night guards are extremely easy to store and travel with, and cleaning is a breeze.

Bruxism Appliance

Nightguards

A nightguard is a device that provides full coverage over your teeth to protect them from the trauma of grinding and clenching. Nightguards are made of acrylics and hard plastics. They can be made to cover your upper arch or your lower arch, your dentist will explain which would be best for you. Nightguards are a form of protection for your teeth. They do not prevent the grinding and clenching, but rather provide a layer of protection so that you don’t wear your enamel down.

NTI

A NTI is a small device that only covers your anterior teeth. It is made from acrylics and hard plastics, much like a nightguard. The large difference between the NTI and a nightguard is that a NTI device works to train your muscles to relax. The NTI keeps your teeth from touching when you are asleep making it impossible for you to clench your teeth. As you train your muscles to relax, you can change your bruxism habits. If you are suffering from frequent migraines, a NTI may be the solution for you. We recommend a NTI to patients who are not concerned about teeth movement, as the NTI does not prevent this.

 

Both devices are successful in the treatment of bruxism, so our doctors will discuss your dental history with you to make sure that they prescribe the best method to treat your bruxism. Once you have your bruxism device, it can be cleaned with cool water and a toothbrush.

CONTACT US

Our Address

561 S. Denali Street, Suite B

Palmer, AK 99645

 palmerdentalcenter@mtaonline.net

(907) 745-8122

Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM

Friday-Sunday: Closed

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