You don't want to sleep with a mask over your mouth and nose? Or are you looking for an easy and discreet solution for intimate evenings or while travelling?
Apnea orthotics will fit a variety of budgets and lifestyles. Contact us now for a consultation and explore the options available to you to improve your sleep and protect your health.
Who can wear a mandibular advancement device?
Anyone suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea can find relief by wearing a dental orthotic during their night's sleep.
This type of brace can be worn as a replacement or alternate for a CPAP mask as recommended by healthcare professionals. In fact, a CPAP mask is not always suitable at all times. Some people who are claustrophobic or allergic to latex cannot tolerate it. It can also be problematic for people who breathe through their mouths or sleep on their side. Lastly, for many patients, freedom of movement in bed is paramount. There are also times when travelling to work or sunny destinations with a CPAP mask is simply not suitable.
What is a mandibular advancement device?
The mandibular advancement device, or AOS, is similar to a hockey mouth guard. It advances the tongue or moves the jaw forward to clear the airways. These custom-made orthoses are comfortable and easy-to-use and can replace the CPAP mask or be used as an alternative, for example when travelling, at a hotel, etc.
Warning! In Québec, only a dentist can provide treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OCA) using a mandibular advancement device. Wearing a generic dental orthotic, purchased in stores or online, is strongly discouraged. Apnea braces should be custom-made to your teeth and jaw structure. An ill-fitting brace can cause serious complications for your health by changing the occlusion and position of the jaw, for example.
How to choose the right dental brace for you?
Apnea braces are clinically proven to fit a variety of budgets and lifestyles. Depending on the severity of your apnea (mild, moderate, severe), as well as your lifestyle and your budget, various models of mandibular advancement devices are available to you. The professionals at the Dr. Lechner Sleep Health Clinic have selected three recognized brands, which have proven themselves in terms of comfort, ease-of-use and results. Speak to one of our dentists to find the best choice for you.