Sleep Apnea Appliances
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of regulating medical devices such as sleep apnea appliances. The purpose of this is to protect consumers against potentially harmful products. Since 2010, the FDA has granted premarket notification to over 65 different sleep apnea devices. In order to be approved, they must be found to be safe, effective, and perform as promised. FDA-approved sleep apnea appliances can only be acquired with a prescription.
Numerous models are currently available, and all of them are FDA-approved for treating obstructive sleep apnea. They will only be prescribed to patients over the age of 18, and they should only be used for treating mild to moderate sleep apnea. Even though appliances can be purchased online, there could be several downsides. They may not fit well, and they could negatively impact the alignment of your bite. Our sleep apnea appliance expert will custom-design your appliance so that it fits perfectly over your teeth.
If you are interested in getting an alternative to CPAP therapy, an FDA-accepted sleep apnea appliance could be the best choice for you. We can evaluate your oral health to see if it is the best treatment option for you. We will work together with you to develop the most comfortable and effective appliance for you. Give us a call today to learn more about your options or to schedule a consultation with our Los Angeles sleep apnea expert.