Sleep Better With Oral Appliance Therapy

With oral appliance therapy, you can enjoy a restful night's sleep without the hassle of bulky CPAP machines. This simple, comfortable solution can transform your nights and energize your days.

What Is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Oral Appliance Therapy at a Glance

Struggling with sleep apnea? Dr. Blanton at Mid-South TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Collierville is here to help.

Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is a personalized approach to treating sleep apnea and snoring. It involves a custom-made device that you wear while sleeping, similar to a mouth guard.

This device gently shifts your jaw forward, opening your airway and allowing for easier breathing. Unlike CPAP machines, oral appliances are quiet, portable, and easy to use.

Dr. Blanton specializes in creating these devices, designed to fit your mouth perfectly, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep. If you're in Collierville or the surrounding areas, explore how oral appliance therapy could be the key to better sleep and a healthier life.

The Mechanics of Oral Appliances

Oral appliances work by addressing the root cause of many sleep apnea cases: the obstruction of the airway.

When you sleep, the muscles in your throat can relax too much, causing the tissues to collapse and block the airway. This leads to interruptions in breathing, known as apneas.

Dr. Blanton’s customized oral appliances give your jaw support and structure while you rest. It gently holds the lower jaw forward, keeping the airway open.

This simple shift can make a world of difference, allowing air to flow freely and preventing those troublesome pauses in breathing.

The result? A peaceful night's sleep without the noise and discomfort of traditional CPAP machines.

It's a solution that's as smart as it is simple, and it's all thanks to Dr. Blanton and our Mid-South TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center team.

Why Choose Oral Appliance Therapy?

Oral appliance therapy is more than just a treatment; it's a pathway to better sleep and a healthier life.

Here's why so many patients are choosing Dr. Blanton’s approach:

  • Comfortable Fit: These appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. Say goodbye to awkward, one-size-fits-all solutions.
  • Easy to Use: Pop it in at bedtime, and take it out in the morning. It's as easy as brushing your teeth!
  • Travel-Friendly: Planning a trip? Your oral appliance can come along. It's compact and doesn't require any special equipment.
  • Quiet Nights: Unlike noisy CPAP machines, oral appliances operate in silence. You (and your partner) will appreciate the peace.
  • Effective Treatment: With Dr. Blanton's expertise, your appliance will be tailored to your specific needs, offering an effective solution to your sleep apnea.
  • Improved Overall Health: By treating sleep apnea, you reduce risks associated with heart disease, stroke, and other serious health conditions.

With benefits like these, it's no wonder that Oral Appliance Therapy is becoming a preferred choice for many. Ready to explore how it can help you?

Dr. Blanton and our Collierville team are here to guide you every step of the way.

Finding the Right Fit: Types of Mandibular
Advancement Devices

At Mid-South TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center, Dr. Blanton offers a variety of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) to ensure the perfect fit for your unique needs.

Here's a look at some of the top options:

  • ProSomnus CA: A cutting-edge device known for its comfort and effectiveness in treating sleep apnea.
  • ProSomnus IA: Designed with precision, this appliance offers a sleek and unobtrusive solution for those seeking relief from sleep disturbances.
  • Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) 3: With adjustable settings, TAP 3 allows for personalized treatment, making it a favorite among many patients.
  • Panthera DSAD: Lightweight and durable, Panthera DSAD provides a comfortable fit that gives lasting relief.
  • Somnomed – Somnodent Flex: Known for its flexibility, this device adapts to your mouth's natural contours, ensuring a snug fit without discomfort.

Dr. Blanton's Collierville team guarantees to find the right device to suit your needs.

Whether you're new to oral appliance therapy or looking to switch devices, we're here to help you find the perfect match for a restful night's sleep.

What to Expect

Choosing the proper treatment for sleep apnea is a big decision. Dr. Blanton is here to make the process as smooth as possible. Here's what you can expect when you visit our Collierville office:

  • Personalized Consultation: Dr. Blanton will sit down with you to discuss your symptoms, medical history, and concerns. This one-on-one time ensures that we fit your treatment plan to your needs.
  • Thorough Examination: Using the latest technology, Dr. Blanton will conduct a comprehensive examination to determine the best protocol for your sleep apnea.
  • Customized Treatment Plan: Whether it's an oral appliance, physical therapy, or another approach, Dr. Blanton will create a treatment plan that's just right for you.
  • Fitting Your Oral Appliance: Dr. Blanton will work closely with your physician or dentist to ensure a perfect fit if you receive a recommendation for an oral appliance. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.
  • Ongoing Support: Our care doesn't end when you leave the office. We offer ongoing support and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.

At Mid-South TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center, we're committed to helping you achieve restful sleep and improved overall health.

With Dr. Blanton's experience and our friendly team, you'll receive top-notch care very step of the way.