Our dentist and team are pleased to offer oral appliances as a safe, convenient alternative to CPAP machines at Lakeside Sleep Solutions. Dr. Rashid Beirute-Prada highly recommends oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP machines because of the increased ease and safety of these custom-made solutions. Our oral appliances not only help you breathe and sleep better, but can reduce and prevent teeth grinding, also known as bruxism.
Oral appliances have a wide range of benefits including:
- No noise from a CPAP machine
- No loud, in-mask breathing
- Easy to clean
- Easily portable
- No electricity required for use
- Comfortable and custom-made for you
- No risk of getting tangled in hoses
- No claustrophobia caused by a mask
- No skin irritations caused by a mask
Oral appliances also have a reduced risk of failure compared to CPAP machine failure. Sometimes patients do not use their prescribed sleep apnea therapy. This is called failure. The most common failure is CPAP failure, with over 83% of CPAP patients using their therapy inconsistently or not at all. This failure may be caused by several factors, including irritation of the skin or facial structures, respiratory infections, or the machine disturbing you or your partner’s sleep. These failure risks are significantly decreased with oral appliances.
To learn more about the benefits of our oral appliances for sleep apnea in Rockwall, Texas, and to learn more about our sleep apnea therapy, call our office at 972-412-0014 today!