OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) is a common disorder that causes breathing pauses while you sleep. These breathing pauses may occur 30 times or more an hour. As a result, your quality of sleep suffers, making you tired during the day.
OSA can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, or irregular heartbeat.
Treatment for OSA depends on Dr. Brown's identification coupled with a physician's diagnosis. A one night sleep study (free of charge) and an 11cm CBCT scan to adequately capture and render your airway into our software is completed. Dr. Brown analyzes the information and securely sends it to a sleep medicine physician. Once a diagnosis of OSA is concluded, the staff at Deer Run Dentistry captures a digital impression of your mouth and teeth, which is sent to our OptiSleep laboratory in Germany.
The OptiSleep Oral Appliance is worn during sleep and supports the jaw in a forward position, allowing your upper airway to remain open. Wearing an oral appliance can help relieve OSA and allow you to get a better night's sleep.