What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Not all sleep disordered breathing is the same. With OSA, the upper airway at the back of your mouth blocks off air flow, starving your body of oxygen. In most cases it’s caused by soft tissues collapsing against one another, sealing off air.
How Dr. Habbel Can Help with Snoring
If you snore, have a large neck circumference, flat teeth, or suspect a sleeping disorder, it’s time to schedule a screening with Dr. Harry Habbel. We can work with your existing physician to discuss proper treatments or a home-based sleep study if needed.
Depending on the type of sleep apnea you have, we may be able to fit you with a snore guard or other sleep appliance. The prosthesis moves your lower jaw forward, preventing your tongue, soft palate, and other tissues from sealing off air flow. It starts working as early as the first night.
Getting Fitted for a Snore Mouthguard
Custom sleep mouthguards are fitted over your teeth like any other type of removable dental appliance. All we need to get started is an impression. From there, we’ll adjust the mouthpiece until we find the best position for your jaw. Some people are able to give up using CPAP altogether because of how effective an oral sleep appliance can be.
Schedule a sleep apnea screening or appliance consultation with Dr. Harry Habbel today at our Southampton, PA practice. Flexible payment options are available.