The advanced oral appliance therapy that is offered at Zimbi Dental can improve or eliminate the symptoms of many types of sleep breathing disorders including sleep apnea and snoring. Sleep apnea and snoring occur when the airway is obstructed. In the case of someone with sleep apnea, breathing may stop entirely for a few moments. Airway obstructions are typically caused by the soft tissues of the throat “collapsing” or the tongue rolling back to block the throat and airway. This is often the result of underdeveloped bony structures in the mouth and face that reduce the space for the tongue and soft tissue within your mouth and limited airways within your nasal cavities that make it difficult to breath comfortably through your nose.
Through advanced diagnostic technics, Dr. Wagstaff determines the best approach to treat the underlying causes that result in obstructing the airways. Treatment often results in no longer needing to wear any type of device (CPAP) or oral appliance. This is accomplished by using advanced oral appliances that trigger and activate your body’s own stem cells that are already in the bony structures of your face. This increases the space for your tongue and soft tissues within your mouth so that they are no longer impinging on your airway as well as increases your nasal passages allowing for improved nasal breathing. Your appliance is a technologically advanced, custom made and designed oral appliance that looks similar to an orthodontic retainer. Your treatment is designed to give you a safe and soundless sleep so that you can get the rest that you need and enjoy better overall health.
For more information about oral appliance therapy and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, contact our office today. We are committed to your overall health and well-being.