Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is an easy, comfortable, and effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The patient will wear a removable oral appliance in their mouth as they sleep. This appliance prevents the airway from collapsing by holding the patient’s tongue or supporting the jaw during sleep.
By using OAT to treat sleep apnea, patients can reduce their risks for mental fog, emotional instability, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
This most common appliance repositions your lower jaw forward and down in order to keep your airway open during sleep.
This type of oral appliance holds your tongue in place, keeping your airway open while you sleep.