The Science Behind Dental Sleep Devices

The Science Behind Dental Sleep Devices

Opening the Airway with an Oral Device

If you have sleep apnea, your breath can become shallow, or you may even stop breathing while you sleep. This occurs when the airway is blocked by the tongue dropping back and closing the airway. In severe cases the state of not breathing can occur up to hundreds of times a night. A dental sleep device holds the lower jaw forward allowing the airway to remain open while sleeping.

Normal Breathing

Normal Breathing

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Diagram

Oral Device on Tooth

Dental Appliance or Oral Device improves breathing while you sleep