Sleep Apnea has been recognized as a potentially deadly condition. High blood pressure, stroke, cardiovascular disease, sexual dysfunction and decreased immune system function are just some of the side effects associated with it.
Oral appliances are intended to treat apnea by keeping the airway open, and are typically quite effective for people with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
At Drakeshire Dental, we have had great success with the Mosses appliance, pictured below. We feel that it not only properly repositions the jaw but also allows for more open airway.