While you can easily buy a sleep oral appliance online, these typically cause more problems than they solve. Usually, they don’t fit correctly in the mouth, are extremely uncomfortable, and cause many to develop jaw pain. Some appliances can even worsen snoring and sleep apnea symptoms! At EZ Sleep Solutions, we know that each of our patients is unique and has specific needs, which is why Dr. Lively specially-designs appliances for every patient. That way, the last thing a patient will think about while they are falling asleep is how their appliance feels.
Types of Oral Appliances – Mangum
Specially-Made Oral Appliances for Every Mangum Patient
Dr. Lively likes to use the ProSomnus MicrO2 device because unlike other oral appliances, it doesn’t have a piece that goes over the tongue to keep it in a neutral position. This leaves more room in the mouth and creates a better fit for most patients. Each appliance is crafted using digital impressions of a patient’s teeth to ensure maximum precision and personalization while they’re being made. These appliances are easy to use, simple to adjust, and maintenance only takes a quick rinse.
As a popular alternative to CPAP therapy, the Herbst appliance is a single oral device that fits onto both the upper and lower teeth and repositions the lower jaw slightly forward. This small adjustment keeps the airway open and clear of neck and facial tissue that otherwise would block flow. In addition to being effective, the Herbst device is also less bulky and more discreet, not to mention quieter, than a CPAP machine.
The SomnoDent Avant appliance takes advantage of cutting-edge digital technology to fabricate a truly comfortable solution for obstructive sleep apnea. This appliance is designed using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM software and milled (the first of its kind), ensuring a precise, easy fit for each patient. Plus, it is one of the most durable, yet slimmest sleep apnea appliances available, so you’re sure to have a deep, pleasant night’s sleep with fewer interruptions.