Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep. If left untreated, it can have serious health implications. Fortunately, sleep apnea appliances, prescribed and fitted at DNTL Studio, offer effective solutions to alleviate this condition and improve the quality of your sleep

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway becomes partially or completely blocked during sleep, leading to breathing pauses. This disruption can happen multiple times throughout the night, reducing oxygen intake and disturbing restful sleep. There are two primary types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA). OSA is the most common, often caused by relaxed throat muscles. CSA is less common and typically a result of issues with the brain’s respiratory control center.

Benefits of Sleep Apnea Appliances

Sleep apnea appliances, also known as oral appliances or mandibular advancement devices, are designed to reposition the jaw and tongue to maintain an open airway. These devices are a non-invasive and comfortable alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines. They are particularly effective for mild to moderate sleep apnea cases, providing relief from symptoms such as loud snoring, excessive daytime fatigue and difficulty concentrating. 

The Fitting Process

To ensure the proper fit and function of a sleep apnea appliance, a consultation with our dentists and team is essential. Then we will take impressions of your mouth to create a custom appliance that aligns your jaw correctly. Regular follow-up appointments may be necessary to make any necessary adjustments and monitor your progress.

Meet With Us

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea in Upland, California, and are struggling with its symptoms, reach out to Dr. Valay Desai or Dr. Prashant Amin to discuss the benefits of sleep apnea appliances. Improved sleep quality and better overall health await. Contact 909-982-8893 for an appointment and take a step toward a more restful and healthier life.