Oral appliance therapies and dental sleep medicine
While positive airway pressure therapies (CPAP, BIPAP, VPAP) are the most prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, not everyone can tolerate the masks and machines. Oral appliances (also called mandibular advancement devices or MADs) are the most common alternative for CPAP machines, and they hold the jaw in a forward position to improve air flow and prevent the airway from collapsing when you sleep.
Dr. Ross is specially trained in Dental Sleep Medicine and will custom-fit an oral appliance to treat your sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. The most prescribed oral appliances fit securely over your teeth while you sleep and resemble an orthodontic retainer.