Frequently Asked Questions about Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Yes, oral appliance therapy is a scientifically proven treatment option for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) with the majority of patients improving significantly from treatment. Patients report immediate reduction in snoring and OSA events during sleep, waking more refreshed and alert.

Yes, oral appliance therapy can help reduce snoring in individuals. By repositioning the lower jaw and tongue to keep the airway open, oral appliances can help improve airflow and reduce the likelihood of snoring. Most sleep physicians and Ear Nose Throat surgeons consider oral appliances an effective non-surgical treatment for snoring. 

At Dental Sleep Professionals we provide a wide range of state of the art, custom fitted oral appliances to suit your dentition and the severity of your snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. During your consultation Dr Ngiam will discuss various oral appliances options that are suited to your needs to optimise your treatment success and comfort.

Custom made oral appliances are designed to be comfortable for most users. Customisation helps ensure a better fit and increased comfort compared to over-the-counter or boil-and-bite devices. Like any dental appliance, there may be a small adjustment period during which the user gets accustomed to wearing the device while sleeping, however this usually subsides within a few days to a couple of weeks.

At Dental Sleep Professionals, most of our patients find the device to be very comfortable and effective, so much so that they cannot imagine sleeping without it.

The premium oral appliances supplied by Dental Sleep Professionals are comfortable, robust and fabricated with state of the art German biomaterials and technology. With a benchmark internal steel reinforcement, they are made strong and durable, even for patients that grind their teeth. Our oral appliances have a 3 year warranty and generally last 5 to 7 years.

While most users find oral appliances comfortable, some may experience side effects such as excessive salivation, dry mouth, or jaw discomfort. These side effects are typically mild and temporary but should be discussed with your oral appliance provider if they persist or worsen. 

If you suffer from snoring or suspect you have sleep apnoea, contact Dental Sleep Professionals today to schedule an appointment with a sleep therapist. Call 02 9477 7128 (NSW) / 07 3477 9490 (QLD) or contact us online.