A convenient alternative to CPAP
Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea
Treat your Sleep Apnea & reduce problematic snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy that is worn nightly to improve breathing.
- Worn at night, similar to a retainer
- More comfortable & convenient than CPAP
- Opens the airway by positioning lower jaw forward
Why Oral Appliance Therapy?
Improve Breathing & Reduce AHI
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) have been shown to reduce the number of times you stop breathing throughout the night.
Revitalize Your Health
Address risks associated with sleep apnea, including cardiovascular diseases, Type II Diabetes, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
While deductibles and coinsurance may vary, most medical insurance plans can help cover your sleep apnea solution. We also work with Medicare.
Oral Appliance Therapy vs. CPAP
Many patients report Oral Appliances being more comfortable to wear throughout the night when compared to CPAP.
Oral Appliance Therapy is small and easy to travel with (similar to a retainer). In comparision, CPAP machines are quite large, often requiring a case to travel with.
Oral Appliance Therapy has no moving parts & makes no noise, unlike a CPAP that is continually generating pressurized air.
How It Works
Step 1. Measure
- Work with us to schedule a sleep test or bring your current test results for a consultation.
- We will make sure your test is evaluated by a board certified sleep physician and, if necessary, obtain your Letter of medical necessity (LOMN) and prescription.
- We measure the mobility of your lower jaw and digitally scan your teeth for the fabrication of an oral appliance therapy device.
Step 2. Make
Our lab will fabricate your Oral Appliance Therapy device in approximately 3-5 weeks. While deductibles and coinsurance may vary, nearly all medical insurance plans can be used to help cover the cost of your oral device. Not using insurance? No problem. Enjoy low monthly payments at 0% over 6 months.
Step 3. Sleep Better
Just put in your OAT before going to sleep. Wearing your appliance will bring your lower jaw slightly forward to open up your airway. The oral device works by preventing tissue at the back of the throat and the base of the tongue from collapsing back into the airway. After you are sleeping better, we recommend a follow up sleep test to see the results.
A Note From Our Founder
Hi, I’m Dr. Kelly Standish-Mayo
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may already be aware of the difficulties surrounding CPAP treatment.
While CPAP is an effective treatment for sleep apnea, patients often abandon their treatment altogether after nightly frustration with uncomfortable face masks and noisy machines.
This is why we offer Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) – a more comfortable, convenient alternative for treating sleep apnea.
Our Oral Appliance Therapy is a is small, lightweight device (similar to a retainer) that you wear while you sleep. The device works by positioning your lower jaw slightly forward, opening up the airway to your lungs.
The OAT has no moving parts & doesn’t make any noise while you sleep.
If you are not experiencing restful sleep, have been told you snore, or are unhappy with your CPAP, this treatment might be right for you.
Please call our office today to learn about your treatment options for a better night’s sleep.
Dr. Kelly Standish
North Florida Sleep Resources
Risks of Sleep Apnea
High blood pressure
Risk of recurrent heart attack
Irregular heart rhythm
Low oxygen induced headaches
Insulin resistance & type 2 diabetes
Scarring of the liver
High risk pregnancies
Snoring – upset bed partner