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Respire Appliance - Covington, GA

Custom-Made Appliances Designed for Sleep Apnea

A Respire® sleep apnea device.

No medical issue has a one-size-fits-all solution. At the end of the day, you’ll need a treatment plan that is specifically designed to meet your needs. When it comes to sleep apnea, having multiple options to consider is essential for addressing the problem at its source, and Dr. Dean and his team understand that clearly. If you’re someone who hates their CPAP machine or has simply stopped using it, an oral appliance (as well as a combination of the two) could be the solution you’re looking for. Get in touch with our office and we’ll help create a personalized plan that fits your specific concerns.

What is the Respire Oral Appliance?

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The Respire oral appliance is a dedicated device specifically intended to shift the position of the jaw during sleep. Every Respire appliance is customized to fit your mouth and smile exactly, ensuring optimal comfort while in use. There are multiple versions of the Respire oral appliance, which means you can find the right option that fits your needs.

Respire devices are intended to address two common issues related to sleep apnea. For example, many patients have an enlarged tongue or narrow dental arches, which means they will need a dedicated appliance to accommodate these oral structures.

Benefits of Using a Respire Oral Appliance

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If you are currently suffering from sleep apnea, the Respire oral appliance can work to alleviate your symptoms. This makes it much easier for you to get a good night’s sleep and prevent apneas from occurring. Since the appliance is customized to you, it’s very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They are also incredibly sturdy, yet flexible, which means they will last for a very long time as long as you take proper care of it. You can even eat and drink without having to remove it, making its use even more convenient!

How Does Treatment Work?

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When you first arrive for your appointment, Dr. Dean will perform a detailed exam of your mouth and ask about any current symptoms you are experiencing. From there, he can recommend a treatment plan or appliance designed to address these concerns directly. If this includes the use of a Respire oral appliance, he will capture detailed impressions of your mouth, then send these molds to an offsite dental lab. There, your custom-made oral appliance will be created. After a brief period of time, you’ll come back to our office to have the appliance placed. We’ll make sure that it feels comfortable before sending you on your way.

Why Getting Sleep Apnea Therapy Now Matters

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Beginning treatment for your sleep apnea is not only important for your sleep quality. In fact, those with untreated sleep apnea tend to have higher risks for chronic and debilitating health issues, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Furthermore, a report and survey conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine notes that 78 percent of patients surveyed experienced a positive impact in their health and quality of life and considered treatment to be a good investment. They also mentioned that treatment allowed them to sleep better and longer as well as feel more productive throughout the day.