Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

What is oral appliance therapy?

Oral appliance therapy is a minimally-invasive treatment for sleep-disorder breathing conditions such as snoring and sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea raises your risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and changes in mood. The device is similar in appearance to a mouth guard, and is a removable oral appliance that you wear while you sleep. The oral appliance keeps your airway open by positioning your jaw forward, reduces snoring and helps you breathe easier throughout the night.

Patients typically prefer this method for treating their sleep apnea because it is easy to use and portable for those who travel, compared to a CPAP. 

Oral appliance therapy can help alleviate your symptoms (see below), improve your sleep quality and overall health.

Oral appliance therapy

Why do I need oral appliance therapy?

Dr. Lepore and your physician may recommend oral appliance therapy if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and are unable to wear a CPAP.

You may have obstructive sleep apnea if you exhibit these symptoms and signs:

  • You wake up gasping in the middle of the night
  • You frequently wake up during the night
  • Wake up with headaches
  • Wake up feeling unrefreshed
  • Have night sweats
  • Find yourself needing to take naps often

Fitting You For Your Oral Appliance

At Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, our team will take impressions of your teeth, and will be sent to a lab who will customize your appliance to your mouth. 

Once your appliance is ready for you to try in, Dr. Lepore will adjust the appliance to maximize the comfort and effectiveness for you. 

Are you ready for a better night’s rest?

Call Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry in Dunedin, FL to discuss if oral appliance therapy is right for you!

Our Dental Savings Plans

Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry believes that everyone should have access to high-quality dental care and that financial constraints or insurance status shouldn’t stand in the way for anyone to receive such care. That’s why we have introduced Dental Savings Plans as we don’t want you to compromise on your dental health. We have two plans – Standard and Wellness - offered at an annual membership fee of $429 and $729 respectively.

Membership will entitle you to a host of benefits including free and discounted treatments with a focus on your overall health.


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