Oral Appliance Therapy

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Our team understands firsthand how effective sleep apnea treatment can change your life.

Our team provides oral appliance therapy to the Portland area and can also give you transparent advice about whether oral appliance therapy or other devices, such as CPAP, are the right options to help you effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Oral appliance therapy provides several key benefits and allows more patients an effective option to treat sleep apnea.

This treatment requires a medical provider and a dental expert in sleep medicine to treat your unique case. You’ll work with a physician to diagnose your condition and prescribe your treatment and a dentist to treat your case of OSA with a personalized approach.

Covered by Medical Insurance – We are In-Network!

Benefits of
Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral devices offer several benefits as a treatment for sleep apnea. Here are some of the key benefits that oral appliance therapy users experience:

Effectiveness:
Oral appliances have been clinically proven to treat sleep apnea, and we’ve seen this first-hand with our patients’ experiences.

Portability:
These appliances are portable and easy to bring with you on the go.

Comfort:
These appliances don’t have any hoses or masks, and most patients find them comfortable.

Customization:
These appliances are made custom for you and the setting can be adjusted to meet your specific treatment needs.

Compliance:
Treatment options are only as effective as the time that they are used. Most patients find these appliances easy to stay consistent with and wear nightly.

Cost:
These devices offer a reasonable cost without the need for constant resupply of expensive parts and are most often covered by medical insurance.

Oral appliances are a great option for many patients. Our team can help determine whether oral appliance therapy is right for you.

Overview of
Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy uses dental appliances to treat the symptoms of sleep apnea. These devices are custom-built to fit an individual’s mouth and meet their anatomical needs.

Oral appliances work by gently repositioning the lower jaw, which opens the airways and prevents the tongue and soft palate from flopping back and collapsing the airway.

This treatment effectively treats both OSA and snoring and provides an effective alternative to CPAP.

Panthera Digital
Sleep Apnea Devices

Our appliance of choice is the Panthera digital sleep apnea device.

This custom device is 3D printed based on molds of your teeth and specifications dictated by Dr Karim.

They are:

Comfortable

Medical grade nylon

Lightweight

Low profile

Durable

Get Started
with Oral Appliance Therapy Today

Oral appliance therapy offers an effective treatment option for treating sleep apnea. If you are interested in learning more about this treatment, don’t wait. We offer a complementary question/answer session via phone to determine if we may be a good fit. Our team bills medical insurance for Oral Appliance Therapy and is proudly in-network with the major medical insurance providers in Oregon. Reach out today to schedule your consultation.

Are oral appliances as effective as CPAP at treating obstructive sleep apnea?
Oral appliances have been clinically proven effective at treating obstructive sleep apnea and are approved by the FDA, demonstrating their safety and efficacy. CPAP is also an effective sleep apnea treatment and has been considered the industry standard. However, some patients struggled with CPAP due to its mask, hose, or lack of comfort. Both treatments are effective, but Oral Appliance Therapy can be the first line of treatment. Our team takes a personalized approach to finding the best treatment for you.