Are you having problems with loud snoring, tiredness, fatigue, excessive sleepiness and etc? At Orthodontics Brasilia you will find treatment with SPECIALISTS in the area of Otorhinolaryngology, Sleep Dentistry and Sleep Medicine.
Is snoring normal or is it bad? Is snoring a body alarm warning you that something is not right? In the past, it was believed that snoring was not harmful, only when associated with choking or shortness of breath could it interfere with the quality of sleep and well-being the next day – causing irritation, fatigue and harming health in other ways.
More recent studies claim that snoring is actually bad for you. This is all in addition to causing relationship problems, with studies claiming to be the third leading cause of divorce. This condition, when breathing stops, becomes even more dangerous because it is also associated with high blood pressure, also predisposing to strokes, stroke, and heart attacks.
Snoring may be associated with sleep apnea, another potentially life-threatening disorder.
Loss of quality of life, excessive sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiorespiratory problems and others can be caused by snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSAS) . A disease that affects a large part of the world population. Sleep dentistry is a specialty that offers a treatment for OSAS, providing a better quality of life. In the past, one of the only competent resources for the treatment of these diseases was CPAP. Today we work with the intra-oral device, cheaper and more comfortable than the CPAP, which promotes the advancement of the lower arch during sleep by pulling the tissues that block the passage of air.We follow the guidelines approved by the American Sleep Disorders Association (ASDA) in the practice of Sleep Dentistry.
Treatment with Intra Oral Appliance (IOA) to stop snoring.
The Intra Oral Devices (AIO) are customized for each patient according to the individuality of each one, they are great allies in the treatment of Snoring and Apnea. The intraoral device (IOA) has the objective of opening the air space and moving away the tissues of the throat during sleep, releasing the passage of air through the protrusion (advancement) and maintaining the mandibular and/or lingual position, with this the reduction of snoring and apnea events.
Snoring devices, as they are known, prevent the mouth from opening during sleep, stabilize the jaw, not allowing it to move backwards during sleep, preventing the tongue from positioning itself in the back of the throat, causing the passage of the air narrows.
The main indications for intraoral appliances are:
- Patient with primary snoring;
- Mild/moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea;
- Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea when there was intolerance or refusal to use CPAP;
- In the surgical contraindication or adjunct to surgical treatment;