Sleep Apnea Appliance
Here at Dentistry of Miami and Chase Dental Sleepcare of South Florida we provide a dental solution to help with Sleep Apnea therapy.
Dentistry of Miami and Chase Dental Sleepcare of South Florida is dedicated to dental sleep and oral appliance therapy. Our goal is to provide the easiest and most effective sleep breathing therapy that works best for you.
Any treatment of a sleep disorder requires a definitive diagnosis. This usually means you will need a sleep study. Sleep studies are ordered by your physician or a doctor specializing in sleep medicine. We can assist you in getting your sleep study done, either in a sleep center, or at home.
Over the years, we have worked with many physicians, Pulmonologists, ENT's (Ear, Nose and Throat Doctors), Cardiologists, Neurologists, Internists and General Practitioners. We will be happy to work with your physician to tailor the right kind of therapy for you.
After the sleep study is completed, and if you are diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, we take impressions of your teeth and make a special bite registration mold in order to construct a custom made appliance just for you. The appliances are made by sleep dental laboratories specializing in dental sleep therapy. They are FDA approved, safe and comfortable.
After the oral appliance is inserted, you are encouraged to return for adjustments to insure your appliance is comfortable and affective. Many patients are concerned about the affect of the appliance on the TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) and the surrounding Cranio-facial structures. Our appliances are very kind to the TMJ system and our patients have not experienced any long-term consequences from using the appliance.