Snoring and Sleep Apnea are created by changes in the airway that typically develop over time that restrict the natural flow of air while you breath. Â This is often caused by the airway being reduced in size or obstructed all together by a narrowing of the airway at the base of the tongue. Â Oral Appliance Therapy has been recognized as a useful option to maintain an open airway by restricting the rearward collapse of the tongue during sleep by holding, or advancing the lower jaw, in a more forward position. Â This option has been recognized by the FDA and most insurers to be a safe and reliable option for many patients suffering from Mild to Moderate OSA (AHI <30). Â To qualify for coverage of Oral Appliance Therapy you will need to have a Sleep Study.
Oral Appliance Therapy provides one of the most effective and cost effective treatments for Snoring.
Oral Appliance Therapy is also a useful adjunct to other therapies/treatments such as CPAP for patients with severe cases of OSA.
Custom-fitted, prefabricated device is easily fitted by your physician and covered by many insurers.
The SomnoGuard AP utilizes and advanced thermodynamic material to enable a custom fitting to your specific Bite in a single, quick and easy visit to your physician’s office providing these services. Â An assessment of your anatomy and particular symptoms and indications may warrant a Sleep Study if one has not been performed already. Â The SomnoGuard AP is a two-piece, adjustable, Prefabricated Appliance, design to enable the lower jaw to be advanced forward, relative to the upper teeth, bringing the tongue and associated musculature forward, thus opening and stabilizing the upper airway. Â It also enables you to breathe through the mouth as well as move your Jaw side to side to optimize comfort.
Our practice is pleased to offer the AirLift treatment as part of our comprehensive sleep practice:
AirLift ™ is a simple and effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It ’ s an intuitive approach to hyoid & tongue suspension designed to provide immediate and lasting relief by opening and stabilizing the airway. AirLift is easy to implant, comfortable and covered by insurance. The AirLift procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes by a physician.
KEY PATIENT BENEFITS:
- Begins working right away
- Relief from sleep apnea symptoms , including snoring
- Low pain, easily tolerated
- Short post-operative recovery
- Long -lasting solution
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular & a ll -cause death
- Reimbursed by insurance
- Adjustable, reversible, & removable
AIRLIFT treatment for Sleep Apnea
AirLift is an alternative to CPAP Airlift is a long-lasting sleep apnea solution – there ’ s nothing additional to do to get a great night ’ s sleep, no awkward mask or oral appliance to wear, no air pressure adjustments to make, and no batteries to charge.
AirLift is minimally invasive, adjustable and reversible AirLift offers a less invasive, highly- effective option for OSA when compared to traumatic surgeries such as genioglossus advancement, midline glossectomy, or palate surgery and tonsilectomy.