Sleep Appliance Therapy – Allen Park, MI
Multiple Ways To Effectively Treat Sleep Apnea
If you’re one of the many people who has difficulty using a CPAP machine, we have good news: There are simpler, easier options for effective sleep apnea treatment! But since each person is unique, treatment isn’t a one size fits all solution. Dr. Stankiewicz wants to help everyone get the benefits of effective treatment such as better rest, more energy, and greatly improved general health, so we offer multiple different types of sleep apnea appliances in Allen Park. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards better sleep and overall well-being!
The Cost of Sleep Apnea Appliances
Sleep apnea appliances vary in price and are often a more cost-effective option compared to CPAP machines. Although the total cost includes the appliance itself, follow-up visits, adjustments, etc., it may be partially covered by health insurance or Medicare (not to be confused with dental insurance, which is a separate type of plan).
How Can You Choose the Right Sleep Apnea Appliance?
One of the main considerations when choosing an appliance is how it fits your mouth and jaws. With one of our custom-made options, you can rest assured that it will fit you perfectly to give you the best results possible.
Each person has unique oral anatomy and sleeping patterns, so Dr. Stankiewicz will thoroughly evaluate your specific needs before recommending a good option for you. He’ll also give you as many options as possible and go over the differences between them to help you make the right decision.
EMA stands for Elastic Mandibular Advancement and treats both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It works through the use of adjustable elastic straps that reposition the lower jaw while also opening the bite to allow for better airflow while sleeping.
This oral appliance is particularly comfortable because it has extra space for the tongue, along with three different hook sizes for a greater range of adjustment. The hardware material is corrosion-resistant and allergen-free, and it’s been reported as 90% successful when used on its own to treat sleep apnea in Allen Park.
SomnoDent appliances work more gradually to help patients adjust to them over time. They treat sleep apnea by shifting the jaw to a more forward position while also applying gentle pressure to the soft tissues such as the tongue, tonsils, and adenoids to keep them from obstructing the airway. SomnoDent offers a wide variety of options designed to fit unique needs such as mouth breathing, a larger tongue, TMD, and more. They also allow patients to drink water and have a conversation while wearing them.
This appliance is often a good choice for anyone who has nasal obstruction and isn’t a candidate for other types of oral appliances. In addition to advancing the jaw forward to open the airway, it also stabilizes air flow through a channel that directs air towards the back of the throat, bypassing obstructions from the nose, tongue, or palate.