Most of our patients, if treated for Sleep Apnea at all, are given a CPAP
(Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) as a means of treatment. The CPAP works by way of a machine, to assist one in breathing easier while sleeping. It increases the air pressure in the throat, so the airway does not collapse when you breathe.
The CPAP machine works for some patients for a while, but studies show that nearly 50% of those on CPAP often failed therapy. If that is the case, then what are your options?
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
as well as Medicare guidelines – Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is recommended for mild, moderate, and even severe sleep apnea cases. Dr. Bouzis is the only Medicare provider for sleep appliances in the state, and as a medical concern, his services are covered under Medical Insurance.