dental appliances help treat sleep apnoea

Dental Appliances Help Treat Sleep Apnoea

Anyone suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea may be able to find relief through the use of a type of dental appliance which fits snugly around the teeth and jaw. 

Obstructive sleep apnoea is a medical condition in which your breathing pauses multiple times during a night’s sleep, often resulting in loud snoring.

How do these device function and what benefits can they provide?

  • The device ensures that your tongue remains in place, so your airway isn’t closed off.
  • As a result, you are likely to sleep through the night receive more oxygen when sleeping.

Your dentist can provide a custom-made device for people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

“If a person suffers from snoring or a mild form of sleep apnea, they may be able to get relief with an oral appliance.”

Read more about why a dentist may choose this option:
Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.