Sleep Apnea Appliance Therapy in Celina and Prosper, TX
Helping You Sleep Your Best and Feeling Your Best When You Are Awake
Why Would I Need a Sleep Apnea Appliance?
The Effects of Sleep Apnea are Categorized Into 2 Parts: Oral and Systemic
Some of the Top Oral Reasons You Would Need a Sleep Apnea Appliance Evaluation Are:
- Jaw joint tenderness and destruction by being overworked at night.
- Weakened enamel on molars caused by squeezing your teeth while you sleep.
- Teeth crowding (See Video Below) and destruction with a resulting “Bad Bite”, or malocclusion.
- Internal Stress and Fractures on teeth that otherwise would not have them.
Some of the Top Systemic Reasons You Would Need a Sleep Apnea Appliance Evaluation Are:
- Drug-resistant Hypertension
- Erectile Dysfunction (Men)
- Congestive Heart Failure Risk
Am I a Candidate for a Sleep Apnea Appliance?
If You Check “YES” to Any of the Following, You May Be a Candidate for a Sleep Apnea Sleep Study and Appliance Therapy:
- Are you accused of snoring by your spouse?
- Do you feel tired during the day?
- Do you wake up feeling like you didn’t get a full nights sleep?
- Do you have a “clam-shell” appearance on the borders of your tongue or small divots in the biting surfaces of your molars when you look in the mirror?
What Makes SomnoMed Different From Other Sleep Apnea Appliances?
Somnomed, a company that fabricates sleep appliances in dentistry, reports 91% of patients with Sleep Apnea Appliance products experience better sleep quality.
A SomnoDent Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance is a premium, custom-fitted dental device developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
It is an effective, comfortable, and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery.
By simply wearing a SomnoDent while sleeping, your lower jaw (mandible) will be moved forward into a comfortable position, allowing relaxation of the tissues at the back of your throat and ensuring the base of your tongue does not collapse and block your airway, giving you a safe and soundless sleep.
Most patients and practitioners prefer oral appliance therapy for its comfort, convenience and effectiveness.
A growing number of men and women have discovered SomnoDent to be the perfect solution for ending snoring, treating sleep apnea and/or improving sleep quality.
It is an ideal alternative treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea or for those who have severe OSA, yet are unable or unwilling to tolerate CPAP therapy and/or surgery.
Why Should I Get My Sleep Apnea Appliance From Open Late Dentistry and Orthodontics?
We Save You MONEY!
By keeping aligners In-House, we pass the savings along to our patients!
And with multiple financing options, we make it easy to say yes to getting the smile you’ve always dreamed about!
We Save You TIME!
We use digital scans instead of “goopy impressions” to send off your case faster and get the device back as soon as it’s delivered to our office.
A Great ATMOSPHERE
Our hospitality will put as big of a smile on your face as your finished Sleep Apnea Appliance.
From the moment you start the process, a friendly face will always be there to answer your questions about treatment and guide you through the process of transforming your smile!
We work with our SomnoMed Lab using our 3D Scanner In-House to precisely scan for your Sleep Apnea Appliance
Small-Town CELINA CONVENIENCE
Have issues along the way? We are right next door, Celina Neighbor!
The care doesn’t stop when we deliver your device. We will be here to professionally clean your appliance when you come back for your dental cleanings!
Big-City TECHNOLOGY in Your Back Yard
We Start the Process with a 3D X-Ray (Shown Below) that helps to show you if your airway is being cutoff, as well as getting your feedback on ways you can get a better nights sleep
Sleep Apnea Appliance and Sleep Study F.A.Q.'s
Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI)
The AHI is the number of "events" recorded during the study per hour of sleep.
Essentially this can be used by professionals and medical insurance to categorize the type of OSA and dicate if medical insurance will contribute toward a device to help manage it.
- None/Minimal: AHI of 5 or less
- Mild: AHI 5 to 15
- Moderate: AHI 15 to 30
- Severe: over 30 AHI
Medical Insurance Plans vary even Plan-to-Plan. We treat mild and moderate cases that have a threshold for payment from insurance companies.
Please see this Youtube Video Link. It explains this quite nicely.
In Texas, Dentists are required to work with Sleep Physicians to obtain diagnosis for management of mild to moderate sleep apnea.
At home sleep tests (HST's) can be performed after we take a 3D Image of your airway and do an oral evaluation.
After your results are reviewed with our staff, an appropriate diagnosis can be made and fabrication of a Mandibular Advancement Device, such as Somnomed can be started.
We are a family dentist located in Celina, Texas (TX), serving patients of all ages from Prosper, Gunter, Aubrey, Frisco, Anna, and the surrounding areas.
Book online or call us at (972) 885-9670.
We look forward to hearing from you!