This information on sleep apnea device offering dental treatment without CPAP was created in our NYC Sleep Apnea Snoring office.
A Sleep Apnea device or appliance has several different names that all typically mean the same thing.
A Sleep Apnea device or appliance has several different names that all typically mean the same thing. It is used to treat sleep apnea in people who do not want to wear a CPAP at night. A Mandibular Advancement Device MAD, also referred to as an OAT for Occlusal Appliance Therapy is used to bring the lower jaw, or mandible, forward during sleep; this opens the airway in the back of the throat.
A sleep medicine physician must first perform a sleep study before making this appliance. The patient will have the test results emailed to our office for our analysis.
The patient will then go back to their sleep medicine physician to see if the sleep apnea has been dramatically reduced with this device. When confirmed, then it’s safe to discontinue the use of the CPAP.