Do you suffer from chronic fatigue or find yourself waking up several times during the night? If so, you may have sleep apnea. This common but potentially dangerous condition is a result of an obstructed airway, causing you to wake up and catch your breath. People who wake up many times during the night or feel fatigue in the morning is due to sleep apnea majority of the time. Previously sleep apnea used to be treated with something called the cpap which is basically the size of a suitcase. With today’s modern technology we have been able to utilize this intraoral appliance to fully treat sleep apnea.
At Arlington Dental Excellence, Dr. Layth Ghanim can evaluate your condition and provide appropriate sleep apnea treatments involve a variety of devices, but over 70% of our patients who have gotten this treatment have picked the DreamTap and that is due to the fact that it is custom made to an exact fit and absolutely comfortable. The DreamTap is made of plastic acrylic; the outside of it is hard but the inside is soft like cushioning material for absolute comfort and ease of use.
For us to sleep well at night and be able breather freely the airway must be opened to allow air to pass through the throat. A constricted or collapsed airway causes snoring
or sleep apnea. The way DreamTap works is by opening up your airways. Naturally, when we bite down our top teeth cover the bottom teeth. With this appliance, it basically brings your bottom jaw forward at night enabling your airways to stay open and not be constricted causing snoring and sleep apnea.
As for the cost about 95% of the time this will be fully covered by your medical insurance which is the best part about it. If you have any questions please give us a call at (703) 525-0157 or feel free to schedule your free consultation.