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Sleep Apnoea Appliances

Do you wake up feeling tired every day? Have you been told that you snore while you sleep? If your answer is yes, you might benefit from using a custom-made sleep apnea dental appliance. Sleep apnea can have a significant impact on your life and may lead to more severe health problems if left untreated. It’s a prevalent condition that causes you to stop breathing during sleep, often accompanied by symptoms like snoring, feeling unrefreshed upon waking up, and daytime sleepiness. Despite brief and frequent episodes of stopped breathing, individuals are often unaware of it.

Sleep apnea appliances are a highly effective way to treat this condition. Many people notice an improvement in their symptoms immediately after the first use. These appliances can help with snoring and insomnia, leading to better sleep quality and improved overall health. Don’t let sleep apnea affect your life; consult with us to learn more about how a custom-made sleep apnea dental appliance can benefit you.

What is it?

Sleep apnea appliances are designed to treat sleep apnea and similar sleep disorders. Worn throughout the night, they work by holding your jaw in a forward position, which keeps your airways open, allowing for normal breathing. This helps prevent loud snoring and disruptive waking caused by sleep apnea.

Custom-made sleep apnea appliances must be fitted by a dentist or orthodontist. Because they’re tailored to fit your unique needs, they’re comfortable and easy to wear. Unlike other sleep apnea solutions, such as CPAP machines, these appliances are highly portable and easy to care for. With a custom-made sleep apnea appliance, you can enjoy uninterrupted and restful sleep, leading to improved overall health and well-being.

Need To Know

  • At least 2 appointments
  • At the first consultation visit your dentist will talk to you about the treatment, benefits, potential risks, and answer any questions you may have
  • Your dentist will do a full examination of your mouth, teeth, jaw, tongue and airway. They may also take x-rays
  • At the second visit your custom-made appliance will be fitted
  • To get the best performance from your appliance you will need regular follow-up dentist appointments
  • Your dentist may need to adjust your appliance at these visits
How long it takes
  • It will usually take a couple of weeks for your appliance to be custom-made
  • The first consultation visit will usually take around 60 minutes
  • The second visit, including fitting your appliance, will usually take around 60 minutes
  • Follow up appointments will usually take around 15 to 30 minutes
After your appointment
  • You should be able to carry on as normal
  • You will likely feel a little bit of discomfort while you get used to the appliance
  • You will need to follow the care procedure advised by your dentist or orthodontist
Before your appointment
  • No special preparation needed
You may be asked about
  • Your dental history and medical history
  • The problems you are experiencing from sleep apnoea or another sleep condition
Quick tip
  • Many people notice a difference after the first night wearing their sleep apnoea appliance. Your dentist will make sure your appliance is designed to suit your needs.


01. How much do sleep apnoea appliances cost?
The price of a sleep apnoea dental appliance will vary depending on the length of treatment. If you have medical insurance, your appliance could be covered by your policy. At the first consultation visit your dentist will be able to give you an estimate of the overall cost of treatment.
02. Are sleep apnoea appliances painful?
No, not usually. Sleep apnoea dental appliances usually feel similar to wearing a mouthguard or orthodontic plate. You shouldn’t feel any pain wearing your appliance. However it is normal to feel some discomfort while you get used to wearing the appliance.
03. Are there any side effects of using sleep apnoea appliances?
Like many dental treatments there are some side effects of using sleep apnoea dental appliances. These side effects are more common after prolonged use. Some of the risks from prolonged use include teeth shifting and jaw problems such as Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).That’s why regular dentist visits are important. Your dentists can assess your teeth and help prevent issues from the use of your appliance from occurring.
04. How effective are dental appliances for treating sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea dental appliances can be very effective and often people notice improvement after the first night wearing their appliance. However, as with most treatments, not everyone will experience the same benefits. Some people will see better or quicker results than others. Dental appliances are usually more beneficial for the treatment of mild or moderate sleep apnoea.