Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes soft tissue to block your airway while you sleep. People with sleep apnea can stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night, which can deprive the brain and the rest of the body of oxygen.
If you have been diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with our Novi dentist at Stephen J. Minns DDS to determine if you are a candidate for the Moses®® appliance.
How the Moses® Appliance Works
The Moses® dental appliance holds your teeth and jaws in a fixed position while you sleep. It also pushes your tongue forward to keep your airway clear. While the Moses® appliance has been used as a obstructive sleep apnea treatment, it is also effective for patients who snore.
Benefits of the Moses® Appliance
Many of our patients prefer the Moses® appliance because it is comfortable to wear. In fact, while wearing a Moses® dental appliance, you are able to talk, sip water, and close your lips. The Moses® was cleared by the FDA as a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, which makes it a trusted brand. The Moses® appliance is safe and effective as a sleep apnea and snoring device.
Dr. Stephen J. Minns DDS is dedicated to helping patients find solutions to oral health issues, which include snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with our sleep apnea dentist to discuss getting the Moses® appliance, give our dentist in Novi, MI a call at (248) 476-9121.