Looking for a Restful Solution for More Peaceful Nights?

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition affecting a significant portion of the population, and our state-of-the-art dental devices offer a reliable alternative to traditional treatments like the much-maligned CPAP machine. You may have other options – join us for a consultation today to learn more about the highly effective orthopedic appliance solutions available to you.

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Are You Suffering from Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially severe medical disorder that disrupts the normal breathing patterns during sleep. It is prevalent, affecting nearly 40 million adults in the United States. Those with sleep apnea experience repeated interruptions in breathing, sometimes hundreds of times each night, which can lead to heart, kidney, and other serious health complications. 

The root cause of sleep apnea lies in airway obstruction, leading to a significant reduction in airflow to the lungs. Traditional treatments often involve Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines. Unfortunately, while effective, this treatment can be as loud, inconvenient, and uncomfortable as the snoring itself, especially for the patient’s partner. At Maryland Prosthodontic Associates, we may be able to offer an effective alternative solution with sleep apnea appliances in Baltimore & Columbia.

Our Sleep Apnea Appliances: An Overview

These dental devices aim to alleviate sleep apnea by slightly repositioning the jaw. This subtle adjustment opens up the airway, allowing oxygen to flow freely and preventing the cessation of breathing. Many users report reduced loud snoring, improved daytime alertness, and increased comfort during sleep. Sleep apnea appliances are particularly effective for patients who are not significantly overweight and can be a viable alternative to CPAP machines for those patients. Two main categories of sleep apnea appliances exist: fixed and adjustable. Let's explore some commonly used devices:

TAPA® 3 (Thornton Adjustable Positioner)

  • The TAP® 3 is a custom-created, two-part appliance similar to a sports mouthguard.
  • The positioner projects the jaw forward, preventing the obstruction of the airway by the tongue and soft tissues.
  • The adjustable lower jaw positioner and the expertise of your specialist both ensure a personalized, comfortable fit.

OASYS Appliance

  • This appliance gently repositions the jawbone, moving the base of the tongue forward, and opening the airway for easier breathing and reduced snoring.
  • An extension of the upper shield enhances nasal airflow, making this appliance notably comfortable and patient-friendly.

Klearway Appliance

  • This device is ideal for alleviating obstructive sleep disorders and snoring.
  • The Klearway allows incremental jaw projection for maximum sleeper comfort.
  • Klearway is crafted from Variflex heat-softening acrylic, ensuring ease of insertion and total all-night comfort.

Herbst Telescopic Appliance

  • This appliance is held in place with clasps and friction grips, so it stays secure all night long.
  • Herbst is made of acrylic with adjustable metal wiring, allowing vertical and lateral movement and ensuring the patient’s comfort.
  • This device can be effective for mild to moderate sleep apnea and loud snoring.

Your expert prosthodontist will work with you to help you identify both your health and lifestyle needs. With this knowledge, they can help guide you toward the most effective and suitable options.

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Why Choose a Sleep Apnea Appliance from Maryland Prosthodontic Associates?

At Maryland Prosthodontic Associates, we go beyond providing standard solutions. Our sleep apnea appliances in Baltimore & Columbia offer:

  • Comfortable Alternatives: Say goodbye to the loud, bulky CPAP machines. Our devices prioritize comfort for a restful night's sleep.
  • Patient-Friendly Technology: We leverage advanced technologies, including 3D imaging and printing, ensuring efficient diagnostics and optimal appliance design.
  • Personalized Fit: Each appliance is crafted precisely, considering your unique anatomy and comfort requirements.
  • Expert Guidance: Our team of prosthodontic specialists is dedicated to guiding you through the process, from the initial consultation to the fitting of your personalized appliance.
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An Important Part of Your Healthcare Team

Maryland Prosthodontic Associates provides the very highest standard of prosthodontics, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and oral & maxillofacial surgery for our Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland communities. Hospital affiliations include Johns Hopkins University Hospital and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, ensuring excellent and seamless care.

Our team maintains memberships with the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Dental Association, highlighting our commitment to cutting-edge service.

Reclaim Restful Nights with Maryland Prosthodontic Associates

If you're ready to experience the benefits of a peaceful night's sleep, schedule a consultation with Maryland Prosthodontic Associates today. Our sleep apnea appliances offer a reliable, patient-centric alternative to traditional treatments. Let us help you discover a new way to achieve better sleep and improved overall well-being.

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