Can you sleep with a mask around your face or a noisy machine humming in the background? Most of us can’t – and neither can our bed partners. That’s why Dr. Ross and our team offer an alternative to the CPAP machine when treating sleep apnea. Many of our patients prefer a sleep apnea oral device in Novi.Simple straightforward care Read Transcript
I think you're going to find, at our practice, things are seamless as far as the procedure. I have many patients that are just amazed at how simple the process is. We get you in right away, number one. So it's not waiting three months to get in. It's important if there is an issue to identify it and get you into treatment as quickly as possible. We'll go over a screener, we'll ask questions, we'll identify if a sleep test is appropriate. If it is, we'll make sure that that gets ordered. We work with your physician. We make sure that we communicate with them. So, all the channels are open.
As far as coming in once we identify it, we have you back for a results visit. The results visit we're going to thoroughly go over that study. What it means, what every issue on the study needs. Even if it's good, we're going to go over things with you. Some patients will do that telemed, some patients will do that in person. The in person is nice depending on the treatment options, because if the patient wants to go with certain treatment options, we're going to able to get started right away.
There's three options that basically come down and it depends on the results, and the severity that you have. One is the C-PAP, one is an oral appliance, and one is procedures. Procedures many times are used with either one of the other two options. Procedures are where the tonsils are enlarged in the airway, and we're having to open that up. Or procedures could be involved with the nasal passages.
We work with three unbelievable ENTs. I've learned so much from them as far as how important nasal breathing is to the success of either C-PAP or oral appliance. If the person's not breathing nasally, it really has a lot of negative health consequences. So in order for either one of the treatments to be successful, we have to breathe properly. So we'll evaluate that too, and make any recommendations. But once we have the results visit, then it's a matter of determining which direction we go. If it is an oral appliance, we will scan right there for you. We do have medical billers that we will identify your coverage. It's always covered on the medical side. Our medical billers are great. We like to explain everything, and then really give people options too.
A custom-made oral appliance:
- Fits comfortably in your mouth
- Does not disrupt your sleep
- Keeps your airway open so you can breathe easily all night
- Provides instant relief
- Helps minimize the health risks of sleep apnea
- Helps you achieve a better night’s rest
- Offers an alternative to the CPAP for many
- Won’t leave your throat feeling dry
To schedule a free consultation and find out if a sleep appliance is right for you, call The Sleep Apnea Center of Novi at 248-264-3922.
Enjoy Simple & Stress-Free Treatment With a Sleep Apnea Appliance
Sleep apnea, which occurs when you experience pauses in breathing, is a dangerous condition that should never go untreated. It increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more. That’s what you’re risking whenever you stop your sleep apnea treatment or forgo treatment entirely.
While the CPAP machine is a commonly prescribed treatment for sleep apnea, many patients find it difficult to incorporate into their sleep routines and simply stop using it. Instead of a CPAP, which keeps your airway clear with a stream of air, many patients benefit from a custom-made sleep apnea appliance.
The oral appliance is small and fits precisely over your upper and lower teeth to slightly position your lower jaw/tongue forward to keep your airway open while you sleep. It is a simple and minimally invasive way to treat the most common form of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea. Unlike a CPAP, you won’t have to worry about:
- Batteries or electricity to power a machine
- A restrictive mask and tubing
- Distilled water to keep it clean
- Noise that can disturb you or your bed partner
Unlike many practices, we offer several different kinds of appliances to ensure you’ll be able to find the one that works best for your situation.
A sleep apnea oral appliance in Novi can improve your sleep and reduce your risk for serious medical issues. Your snoring, restless sleep, and even daytime fatigue can all go away when you call 248-264-3922 today to schedule your free consultation.