Sleep apnea is a condition whereby a person’s breathing is interrupted while sleeping – with the potential to affect anyone at any age, including children. There are two types of sleep apnea, obstructive or central, both of which can be diagnosed by a healthcare provider. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions, including breathing devices, lifestyle interventions, mouthpieces, or surgery. We, at Boston Dental, create custom sleep apnea and dental devices to help relieve snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea. These devices, designed by specially trained doctors, work by keeping the airway open during sleep and help the patient to breathe easier for a restful night’s sleep. We implement the most cutting-edge technology in order to execute a well-fitting device and provide our patients with more ease and comfort.
HOW IT WORKS
01. Book Appointment
Easily schedule your consultation with one of our specialists in a few simple steps by booking online, calling our offices, or visiting your nearest location. New patients can schedule a virtual consultation online.
02. Preliminary Examinations
Our team will help you to coordinate any necessary digital or 3D x-rays and imaging in order to map out your best plan for treatment. We’re mindful of using the most advanced technology, exposing our patients to as little radiation possible.
03. Device Development
Working alongside your physician, our doctors, specially trained in treating sleep apnea, custom develop devices to help our patients relieve the symptoms and effects of obstructive sleep apnea.
04. Personalized Aftercare
When providing our patients with their sleep apnea device, we offer clear instructions on how to use it effectively and comfortably.
POINTS OF DIFFERENCE
At Boston Dental, building trust with our patients means being transparent about pricing. We participate in most major dental insurance plans and provide our patients with cost estimates prior to treatment. Please visit our payment and policies page for more information.
Sleep apnea occurs when a person’s breathing is disrupted during sleep due to blocked airways. There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive and central.
Sleep apnea is considered serious. If left untreated or undiagnosed, it can lead to serious complications such as heart attack, glaucoma, diabetes, cancer, or cognitive and behavioral disorders.
Boston Dental uses the latest 3D scanners, including Dental Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology to generate 3D images of our patients’ dental structures, soft tissue, nerve pathways, and bones – all in a single scan. The CBCT produces accurate, high-quality imagery enabling our dentists to execute more precise treatment planning.
We also use modern wireless digital impression technology. Our dentists use 3D wireless dental scanners to digitally capture every aspect of our patients’ teeth for highly accurate, quick, and high-quality impressions.
The devices that we construct work to relieve snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea. By moving the tongue or lower jaw forward and upward, it increases the size of the upper airway enabling the patient to breathe. These devices are designed specifically by dentists with special expertise in treating sleep apnea.