Mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be treated effectively and easily using an Oral Appliance. Published studies over the past several years have shown this to be true and in 2006 the American Academy of Sleep Medicine stated that oral appliances are an acceptable treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea.
The type of oral appliance that I make to treat snoring brings the lower jaw foward, advancing the tongue which opens and maintains an open airway to effectively breathe thru. Legally, the diagnosis of Obstuctive Sleep Apnea is a medical, not dental diagnosis. Various studies put the sucess rate for Jaw Repositioning Appliances at between 60 and 90%.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A