OAT Treatment: the Solution for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Bruxism in Brickell
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a problem that affects many people in Brickell nightly. This disorder is caused by partial or full blockage of the airway that occurs when lying down. OSA can cause loud snoring, restless sleep, waking frequently throughout the night with a gasping or choking feeling, and tiredness and forgetfulness during the day. Over time, sleep apnea can lead to health problems, including:
- Elevated Blood Pressure
- Increased Risk of Diabetes
- Weight Gain
Obstructive Sleep Apnea can have a detrimental effect on your overall health. Your body needs deep, restorative sleep and OSA can prevent you from getting the good night’s rest you need.
A common treatment for OSA is the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine, which opens the airway by using forced air. Many patients, however, find this machine to be noisy, bulky and uncomfortable. They eventually stop using the CPAP machine and are left with the continuous problem of OSA.
Fortunately, there is another solution for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Brickell: OAT Treatment. Oral Application Therapy (OAT) Treatment opens the airway through the use of a comfortable, discrete, customized oral device. There is no loud machine, no uncomfortable mask, and no hassle with the use of a well-fitting OAT device.
Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics has expertise in OAT Treatment in Brickell. At your first appointment, you will be fitted for your customized OAT Treatment device through the use of highly accurate digital impressions. Since your personalized OAT Treatment device will be custom-fitted to your mouth, it will provide you with a better fit than any over the counter device.
Bruxism – excessive grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw – during sleep is another problem that OSA patients may experience. Bruxism is also often caused by stress, a misaligned bite, or crooked teeth. Grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw during the night can cause wearing down of your teeth, jaw pain and headaches. Unlike a CPAP machine, which does not address the problem of bruxism in patients with sleep apnea, the Oral Application Therapy device prevents both OSA and bruxism. Bruxism patients with or without sleep apnea in Brickell will benefit from OAT Treatment by Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Contact Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Brickell and make your appointment for OAT Treatment. Call our office at 786-220-7802 to speak to a patient coordinator. Our friendly and dedicated staff will ensure you get the treatment you need for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Bruxism in Brickell.