Oral appliances have been proven to be effective in eliminating snoring and relieving symptoms associated with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. They are worn like a mouthguard or bite guard and adjust to move the lower jaw forward, opening up the airway. Oral appliances are often a convenient and comfortable option for patients. They are custom fabricated using impressions and measurements taken and fitted only by a qualified dentist like Dr. Burton.
Do you or someone you know SNORE?
A simple questionnaire can help screen for signs and symptoms that may be associated with a sleep related breathing disorder. Those patients at risk may be referred to their physician for a sleep study to confirm if they truly have a sleep related breathing disorder or if it is just snoring. This is very important as Dr. Burton's treatment is based on a diagnosis and coordination with the patient's physician(s).
do you already wear CPAP for Sleep Apnea?
As a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Burton specializes in treating patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea with the oral appliance. This line of treatment is an alternative to the often effective CPAP treatment. However, many patients struggle with or cannot wear their CPAP for various reasons. Dr. Burton will assess each patient's candidacy for an appliance and discuss the alternative treatment option with the patient's sleep physician.
Oral Appliance Therapy is COVERED by most medical insurance plans. We accept ALL insurances that cover treatment including Medicare, BCBSM, BCN, Priority Health, Aetna, Cigna, and United Healthcare.