Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) – You may have sleep apnea and not even know it. This common condition occurs when lying down — sometimes tissue in the throat causes airway obstruction and breathing temporarily stops. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause you to stop breathing hundreds of times in the night. A person with sleep apnea may wake up gasping for air and then quickly fall back to sleep many times each night, often not even remembering waking throughout the night. If you are always tired, even after what you believed to be a full night’s sleep, you may have sleep apnea.
So how can you treat obstructive sleep apnea? One treatment that is often prescribed is the use of a CPAP machine. This machine can be effective, but patients often find it to be noisy, uncomfortable, and inconvenient, so they discontinue their CPAP treatment. Once they stop using the machine, their sleep apnea returns and they struggle with sleep that’s not restful and not restorative. But there is another option for treating sleep apnea in Miami – an OAT device from the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Oral Appliance Therapy uses a customized oral device to keep the airway open during sleep. An OAT device is custom-fit to the mouth of each patient of Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics in Miami, providing a comfortable fit, and effective results. Unlike the CPAP machine, there is no mask to wear or machine required at the bedside – just a discrete device that fits easily and comfortably in the mouth night after night.
Getting an OAT device that’s made to fit your mouth is also a better choice for treating your sleep apnea than using an over-the-counter device. The custom-made OAT device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics is made to fit your mouth, so it won’t cause discomfort or irritation. An oral appliance therapy device is made to hold its shape, so it won’t distort after being cleaned or used over time.
Bruxism may also be affecting your sleep, but you probably will know it. Bruxism (tooth grinding and jaw clenching), while you sleep, can wear your teeth down and cause jaw pain and headaches. You or your dentist may have noticed these signs and symptoms. How can you treat tooth grinding in Miami? With an OAT device! Oral appliance therapy can also be used in Miami to prevent jaw clenching and tooth grinding by wearing the comfortable, customized OAT device at night. Treat Sleep Apnea and Bruxism in Miami.
Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics has three offices in South Florida. We offer convenient financing options for our orthodontic treatments. To make an appointment to be fitted for your OAT device in our Weston, Brickell, or Miami office, contact us today. Get better health through better sleep when you treat your sleep apnea and bruxism with an OAT device from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics!
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