The preferred snoring and sleep apnea treatment of patients nationwide

Oral appliance therapy is the preferred treatment of hundreds of thousands of people with snoring and sleep apnea difficulties because their devices are easy-to-use, require little maintenance, and offer quick and lasting symptom relief. Explore how the therapy helps patients achieve improved wellness through better sleep.
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What causes snoring and obstructive sleep apnea?

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea is caused by an airway blockage during sleep. Typically, the tongue or other soft tissue is the culprit. When the airway is blocked, the diaphragm and chest muscles are forced to work harder to re-open the airway.
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How oral appliance therapy helps

An oral appliance – sometimes called a dental device or dental appliance – is a small, custom-fit device that’s only worn while you sleep. The device helps you breathe freely by keeping your lower jaw in place to prevent the tongue and other soft tissues from obstructing the airway. While this FDA-cleared treatment doesn’t cure sleep apnea, it will help you sleep without snoring or gasping for air.
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A nationwide network of dentists ready to guide you to better sleep

While they may resemble a mouth guard, snore guard or retainer, these oral appliances are custom-fit by a Qualified Dentist. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) has thousands of Qualified Dentists who provide snoring and sleep apnea solutions. Each dentist is specially trained in oral appliance therapy and will provide education, insight, and guidance through the process.

Explore what patients and Qualified Dentists have to say

Studies show oral appliance therapy has a 93 percent¹ compliance rate, as patients find dental devices easy-to-use, comfortable, and effective. Read about patients’ real experiences with the therapy.

¹Vanderveken OM, Dieltjens M, Wouters K, De Backer WA, Van De Heyning PH, Braem MJ. Objective measurement of compliance during oral appliance therapy for sleep-disordered breathing. Thorax. 2013;68(1):91-96. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-201900

Dentists who provide snoring and sleep apnea solutions

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only national non-profit professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM represents thousands of dentists across the U.S. who are specially trained to provide snoring and sleep apnea solutions.