Oral Appliance Therapy


A woman sleeping with an oral applianceYou can get the best oral appliances from the team at Sparkle Dental. According to the consensus report, oral appliances are effective in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, primary snoring, and associated symptoms. In recent times, its efficacy and effectiveness have been confirmed by high-quality studies. Oral appliances work by holding your tongue in place so that your airway stays open while you sleep.

There are diverse types of oral appliances known around the universe, but we will be streamlining this article to the most common ones which include Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), Tongue Retaining Devices (TRD) or Mandibular Repositioning Appliances (MRA) and Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS).

Some people may need tongue retention devices if they have no teeth, although these are not usually as effective as other methods. In some cases, it can be beneficial for a patient to have Dental Implants fitted so that other devices can be used.

How Effective Are Oral Appliances?


Several reports have now established the fact that oral appliances improve cardiovascular functions, neurocognitive behavior, and increase the quality of life appreciably. However, not everyone gets the same benefits from oral appliances. You can visit our clinic to learn how well it will work for you and also get it properly fitted. We are happy to tell you all about the appliances and suggest the best solution for you.

Oral appliances help to prevent your tongue and throat tissues avoid falling back to block your airways. It achieves this by holding the lower jaw in a forward position. The essence is to reduce the risk of snoring or that your tongue may obstruct your airway during sleep. If this device is helping you, you should hopefully find that the snoring stops altogether. More information concerning the effectiveness of oral appliances can be gotten from our clinic if you would pay us a visit today.

Features of Effective Oral Appliances


When the oral appliance is working well, there should be no snoring. If you are wearing the appliance because of sleep apnea, you may see improvements in fatigue, sleepiness, and other symptoms of sleep apnea. Also, oral appliances employ various mechanisms to provide a more open upper airway to alleviate signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. This helps the patient to get a good night’s sleep while preventing snoring, and can also be a godsend for their partners.

Mandibular advancement devices are a recognized treatment for snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and alternative therapy for CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) noncompliance severe obstructive sleep apnea. Generally, oral appliances are the most effective and widely used mandibular advancement device, thanks to their ability to stabilize the mandible to maintain a patient’s upper airway during sleep. It is important that you have regular follow-up visits to our clinic to detect and manage problems early.

If you want more information, feel free to contact Sparkle Dental at (617) 430-6404 any time. We have a team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals that are ready and writing to take your call.



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