Dr. Roy Smith uses special SomnoMed® oral appliances in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, to help treat sleep apnea. Our dentist will have them custom-made to fit over your teeth comfortably while opening up your airway to help you breathe while you sleep.

Unlike continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, SomnoMed oral appliances are a more comfortable and convenient alternative. They are custom-made to fit each individual’s mouth, allowing for a snug and secure fit. These appliances work by repositioning the jaw and tongue, thereby opening up the airway and preventing obstructions that lead to sleep apnea episodes.

One of the key advantages of SomnoMed oral appliances is their portability. They are compact and lightweight, so use outside the home is easier during travel. This portability factor encourages greater compliance with treatment as individuals can easily incorporate the appliance into their daily routine without feeling burdened.

Furthermore, SomnoMed oral appliances are noninvasive and do not require any surgery or complex procedures. The fitting process involves a visit to our dentist, who will take precise measurements and create a customized appliance. The appliance is typically made of durable, high-quality materials to ensure longevity and comfort.

Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of SomnoMed oral appliances in managing sleep apnea symptoms. By reducing the frequency and severity of breathing disturbances, these appliances improve sleep quality and overall well-being. They also alleviate common symptoms associated with sleep apnea, such as snoring, daytime fatigue and morning headaches.

Call Rocky Ridge Dental Associates at 205-979-8070 to contact our office for your sleep apnea treatment and learn more about SomnoMed oral appliances in Vestavia Hills, Alabama!