Dr. Pham and Dr. Marquez are trained to screen and treat sleep-related breathing disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with oral appliance therapy (OAT). OAT offers a portable, convenient and comfortable alternative to bulky CPAP masks or invasive surgery.
Custom oral appliances prescribed by a physician and created by a trained dentist are an FDA-approved treatment for mild to moderate OSA and an alternate treatment for CPAP-intolerant or non-compliant cases. Many find that oral appliances are preferable compared to CPAP, with use rates objectively measured at 83%. Oral appliances have been shown to be as effective as CPAP on many real-world measures like daytime sleepiness, cognitive performance, and high blood pressure.
The process includes:
Do not mistake OAT with a drugstore snore guard, which is not FDA cleared for treating OSA. Attempting to treat OSA with an unapproved device and not under the care of a trained professional could exacerbate the condition leading to potentially serious complications.