How does our Sleep Apnea Treatment compare to CPAP?
If you’ve been treated for sleep apnea, you’ve probably tried a CPAP machine. And while CPAP is highly effective, many patients struggle to use it.
We offer a comfortable solution that’s ideal for patients who have difficulty using CPAP: Oral Appliance Therapy. At Agave Sleep and Wellness, we’ve discovered that patients who are comfortable with their sleep apnea treatment are more likely to comply with it—and get the full benefit.
With Oral Appliance Therapy, patients and bed partners enjoy discrete, noiseless treatment that requires no electricity. Our oral appliances are custom-made for each patients’ needs. They look and feel like lightweight mouthguards, and keep the airway open during sleep.
Oral Appliance Therapy has the highest level of compliance of ANY sleep apnea treatment, including CPAP, surgery, and lifestyle changes. The result? More sleep apnea sufferers can now experience better sleep, better breathing, and better health—hassle-free!
How does Oral Appliance Therapy work?
Oral Appliance Therapy stops the tongue and soft tissues from collapsing into the airway during sleep. Not only does this keep sleep apnea patients breathing, but it also stops snoring. So, the treatment has shown to be a win-win for patients and bed partners alike who wake up constantly from snoring!
The sleek, small plastic appliance holds the jaw slightly forward as patients sleep to keep the airway open. In other words, a forward jaw stops tissues from blocking the airway and causing sleep apnea.
Agave Sleep is pleased to offer Digital Impressions through our iTero scanner. This eliminates using impression material in your mouth and fear of gagging.
What are the benefits of using Oral Appliance Therapy?
Patients report that Oral Appliance Therapy is more comfortable, convenient, and easy to incorporate into their lives than CPAP, surgery or lifestyle changes such as reducing alcohol consumption and sleeping positions.
Also, Oral Appliance Therapy is completely reversible, non-invasive, and it does not require medication. Its compact size is ideal for travel, and it’s safe to use with dentures.
Wondering whether Oral Appliance Therapy is right for you? Want to learn how your life could change for the better with our sleep solutions? Make an appointment with us today at our Phoenix office!