Sleep apnea is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions American adults have to deal with today. A lack of adequate sleep results directly in poor health. Specifically, you’ll see it impact your weight gain and diet more than any other part of your life.
Fortunately, there are treatments available. One of those treatments can be started right here in our office. Now, you’re probably wondering why you’d see a dentist for sleep apnea? Well, we have the answer.
Why a dentist?
The reason you’d want to see a orthodontist for sleep apnea treatment is simple. These professionals deal with everything related to oral health – which includes the throat. Often, a cause of sleep apnea is your airway closing during sleep. All Dr. Ben Neibaur needs is a bit of your time to help open up that airway.
How does it work?
This treatment is really simple. You’ll come into our offices here at Neibaur Family Orthodontics in Draper, Utah, where you’ll have a mold cast of your teeth. A custom oral appliance is made from that mold. It looks like a night guard but has a slightly different function.
That appliance opens your airway just enough to keep the air flowing consistently throughout the night. This severely limits the effects of sleep apnea.
It might not seem obvious at first, but a dentist has quite a few tools to help you fix your sleep apnea. To learn more, or make an appointment, call us today at (801) 341-2191.