Like nutrition and exercise, sleep is a fundamental component of your overall health. Sleeping disorders, such as sleep apnea, can negatively impact your health, both physically and mentally. Ignoring this disorder may lead to further complications as time goes by, causing your other ailments like heart problems and high blood pressure to get worse. At Today’s Headache Institute, we are committed to helping patients resolve their sleep apnea issue, and live a normal lifestyle again.
To ensure we recommend the proper sleep apnea treatment for your specific needs, we’ll perform a proper analysis, diagnose the root cause of your disorder, and provide you with the sleep apnea treatments you need to resolve your condition.
At Today’s Headache Institute, our professionals will custom-fabricate your oral appliance for you, ensuring a proper fit every time. These appliances are indicated for use in patients with mild to moderate OSA or who do not respond to CPAP.
Oral appliances work by:
Repositioning the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate and uvula
Stabilizing the lower jaw and tongue
Increasing the muscle tone of the tongue
Which Appliance is Right For Me?
There is no 'magic appliance' when it comes to treating sleep apnea. Many dental sleep orthotics can be bulky and difficult to wear. Our Michigan office has been using Prosomnus technology since 2020. As the most advanced technology in the field, these devices are smaller, stronger and more comfortable than other orthotics.
Our vast experience helps us to determine which appliance will work best for your individual problem. Our Eccovision technology allows us to pinpoint the accuracy of each device that we offer and provides a template that we can follow in order to help you achieve the best possible treatment. Furthermore, if you have problems with TMJ, headaches, migraines, or tinnitus, the sleep apnea treatment can be modified in order to help cure these ailments at the same time. We specialize in these types of treatments!
The goals of Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA is as follows:
- Mild: Reduce AHI < 10
- Moderate: Reduce AHI < 10
- Severe: Reduce AHI by 50%
In order to determine which appliance will work best for each patient it is important to analyze the PSG study and evaluate the Eccovision results. These diagnostic results show us where the airway is blocked and what is the best appliance to use in order to open the airway. The Eccovision technology also helps us to make these determinations. It also provides the blueprint to fit the trial appliance for optimal fit and ideal jaw position to keep the airway open. Without using this technology, the process of appliance design and fabrication and fitting would be filled with guesswork. Once the position is determined, with the trial mouthpiece, then a second sleep study is done in order to confirm that your appliance will work. The final appliance is then fabricated and custom fit to your mouth.
Let us help you make some decisions when it comes to the type of treatment that you need. With over 33 years of experience, trust Today’s Headache Institute to guide you along the process of treating your sleep apnea and your snoring. To learn more about our sleep apnea treatments, contact us today! Solve your pain in 6-8 months or we’ll give you your money back.