According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, one of the most common sleep problems is snoring. Loud and frequent snoring is a common sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which we treat with oral appliance therapy.
Before you come into our care, you need to see a doctor for an evaluation to determine if your snoring is a sign that you have obstructive sleep apnea. Your experience with your doctor may involve an overnight sleep study at a sleep center or an at-home sleep apnea test. After reviewing the results of your sleep study, your doctor will be able to make a diagnosis.
If you and your doctor decide that oral appliance therapy is the best treatment option, you will receive a referral to receive a custom-made oral appliance.
Snoring Treatment at Oshkosh Smiles
Dr. Mike Hanneman is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine http://www.aadsm.org/findadentist.aspx#. This organization provides him with the latest developments in the treatment of sleep disorders, which he uses to provide life-changing experiences for patients.
Oral appliance therapy is a non-invasive snoring treatment that works well for active adults. Our patients like oral appliance therapy because it is:
- Worn while sleeping
- Customized for comfort
- Easy to wear and clean
Dr. Hanneman works closely with physicians to treat snoring disorders. At your first visit, he will talk with you about the benefits of treatment, potential side effects, and the cost of therapy. After your oral appliance is created, follow-up visits will be needed to ensure the optimal fit. Effective oral appliances are always custom fit and adjusted over time to ensure maximum effectiveness.
We also believe in annual assessments. These routine visits are an important part of your long-term snoring treatment success.