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Sleep Disorder Dental Solutions

Mandibular Repositioning Device

If you have already tried self-help tips and CPAP treatments to try and combat your sleep disorders but your symptoms still persist, a simple dental device may provide some relief. Dental devices are preferred over CPAP machines by some patients and can help to relieve mild sleep disorder symptoms like snoring and sleep apnea. Here at miVIP, we offer effective dental devices like the mandibular repositioning device and the tongue retaining device. A mandibular repositioning device is designed to fit snugly inside your mouth and is custom made for each patient. This device helps alleviate sleep apnea and snoring by bringing your jaw forward and opening up your throat while you sleep. An open throat allows you to breathe more easily and discourages obstruction of the airway so that you can achieve a more healthy sleep cycle.

Before recommending a dental device to help combat your sleep disorder, we will first conduct a thorough examination to determine which sleep device will work best for you. For best results, we recommend that you have your mandibular repositioning device fitted by a qualified dentist.

Tongue Retaining Device

Much like a mandibular repositioning device, a tongue retaining device also opens the airway so that you can breathe easier while you sleep. However, instead of pushing the jaw forward, a tongue retaining device is designed to hold the tongue forward so that it doesn’t fall back into your throat and cause snoring and apnea while you are sleeping. This device is made from a pliable material and is custom-designed to fit your mouth comfortably.

The procedures for fitting a mandibular repositioning device and a tongue retaining device are very simple and involve taking a mold of your mouth following your consultation. This mold will then be used to create devices that will fit snugly and precisely in your mouth. There is no recovery time because the procedure is not invasive.

Depending on your insurance coverage, your out-of-pocket cost for these devices will vary. However, for many patients with sleep apnea the mandibular repositioning device and the tongue retaining device are an affordable alternative to more invasive procedures.

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To find out more about the dental devices we offer for combating sleep disorders, call us at 888.920.6349.