Types of Oral Appliances
Oral appliance therapy is effective for treating obstructive sleep apnea, chronic snoring and bruxism. However, there are many different oral appliances available, each with their own advantages. At Buford Sleep, we know that each of our patients needs customized treatment to meet their specific condition. We offer some of the top types of oral appliances at our practice to create the best treatment and results for our patients.
Mandibular adjustment devices have been used for many decades for orthodontics, snoring and sleep apnea. Herbst oral appliances are one of the first devices used for mandibular advancement and still offer effective treatment and jaw adjustment to improve snoring and breathing.
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner, or TAP®, is a customized two-piece mandibular adjustment device used for treating sleep apnea and chronic snoring. The TAP 3 is an advanced version that is smaller than the original, fitting easier and more comfortably in the mouth, while still improving breathing and snoring for 95% of patients.
Simplified design and customization make the ProSomnus® oral appliance a popular option in oral appliance therapy. Options for smaller-sized mouths can make this mandibular adjustment device a better choice for some patients with sleep apnea or chronic snoring.
The material used in oral appliances for sleep apnea and snoring treatment can make a difference in comfort for patients. MicrO2® oral appliances use a thin, strong material in a one-piece device that is less bulky and more comfortable for patients, improving quality of sleep and higher compliance of using the device.
The right oral appliance can make a big difference in the effectiveness of treatment for snoring, sleep apnea and bruxism. Our experienced dentists at Buford Sleep can help ensure you find the right oral appliance for the best results. Contact us to schedule your evaluation to discuss the different types of oral appliances available.