In solving obstructive sleep apnea and snoring issues, we focus exclusively on oral appliance therapy.
Oral appliances are similar to a retainer or athletic mouth-guard. Apnea Guard, a temporary oral appliance, allows us to custom fit your very own oral appliance so that it is comfortable for you to wear during the night as you sleep. Because it does not obstruct the tongue or lock your jaw shut, you’ll be able to open your mouth fully and close your lips completely, preventing discomfort and a dry mouth.
Oral Appliances gently pull your lower jaw forward, which opens up your airway. For many, this is enough to prevent snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, leading to better rest and better quality of life. In addition, Dr. Morgan developed the Pharyngeal Training Appliance (PTA), which offers patients a convenient way to perform targeted exercise and tone the muscles that maintain airway function.
A related item, the DNA appliance, works to enlarge the upper airway in patients whose craniofacial bones and upper airway, are underdeveloped, which produces a smaller airway vulnerable to collapse during sleep.