There are a number of dental appliances that can reposition the jaw, helping to open the air passage and make breathing during sleep easier.
Similar in appearance to a sport mouth guard fitted over both the top and bottom teeth it pushes the bottom jaw forward. For most people this opens up the airway and supports it so it is less likely to collapse, helping to reduce the number and severity of sleep apnoea events.
For most people, advancing the jaw by 8 to 10mm is enough to make a difference, but may need to be adjusted if it’s not effective or is uncomfortable.
For more information about dental appliances and sport mouth guards, call us on (03) 9888 5677. We welcome you to visit our practice at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.