CPAP vs Appliance Therapy
There is a dramatic difference between the way the CPAP machine and the oral appliance feel and work. Both significantly reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea and help sufferers to sleep soundly at night.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects a person’s breathing during sleep. When someone is suffering from sleep apnea, they stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. This condition results in limited sleep and reduced oxygen, which can lead to symptoms like:
- Depression or mood swings
- High blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Heart disease
Most patients are instructed by their dentists to use a CPAP to facilitate breathing. Unfortunately, half of these patients are unable to tolerate the device, so they do not wear the device and do not see any improvements.
Sleep apnea patients can become discouraged by their CPAP treatment. The machine is bulky, difficult to transport, and embarrassing to wear.
If you are feeling hopeless about your sleep apnea, there’s another treatment method. Dr. Longenecker provides a better way to overcome sleep apnea for good.
Discover Comfort with Oral Appliance Therapy
Patients who use our comfortable and affordable oral appliance report sleeping better, feeling more rested, and snoring less. Many patients lose weight and eliminate the frustrating symptoms of sleep apnea.
Treating Adults and Children
Dr. Longenecker provides alternative CPAP therapy for adults and children alike. CPAP makes sleeping difficult, and complicates your regular routine.
With a customized oral appliance, kids can transport their sleep apnea treatment easily for nights spent with family or friends. Adults can continue to travel without being hindered by a bulky machine. Oral appliance therapy is:
- Comfortable and customized
- Small and convenient
- Easy to clean
- A successful solution to sleep apnea
You, too, can enjoy restful sleep–unmasked! You can treat your sleep apnea without the need for a mask, hoses, or electricity. You’ll enjoy total and complete freedom while you eliminate the effects of sleep apnea.
To get tested for sleep apnea and find out if you are a candidate for effective oral appliance therapy, call our office today. Dr. Longenecker wants to discuss your symptoms with you and find an ideal treatment to protect your health and happiness.