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Metropolitan Dental Care provides oral appliances with mandibular advancement to treat obstructive sleep apnea. To learn more call 212-867-4223 or book your appointment online.

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

According to the American Medical Association, at least 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from sleep apnea. Unfortunately, only about 20% of those affected have received a diagnosis. Surprisingly though, most people who are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea are treated by a dentist rather than a physician.

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a blockage or restriction in the airway causes a pause or delay in breathing. It may be due to a naturally narrow airway. It is also commonly due to the way the jaw rests while you’re sleeping. It may also be due to a smaller palate. 

The solution to all of these causes is to open the airway. Dentists are uniquely qualified to treat this restricted airway by providing patients with custom night guards featuring mandibular advancement, that remove obstructions to the airway.

Elastic Mandibular Advancement Night Guards for Sleep Apnea

Elastic mandibular advancement night guards are custom night guards you’ll be fitted for at Metropolitan Dental Care. Once your impressions and treatment plan are complete, our dentists will send them to a premium-quality lab for manufacturing. 

Mandibular advancement night guards work by pushing the lower jaw (mandible) slightly forward, while simultaneously keeping your bite open. This removes obstructions from the airway, allowing you to breathe easily and freely while you sleep.

Elastic mandibular advancement night guards are non-surgical and entirely non-invasive. In addition to treating sleep apnea, these custom devices also help treat snoring. 

Why Choose Metropolitan Dental Care?

At Metropolitan Dental Care, we insist on using the highest quality materials for all oral appliances. All oral appliances will be BPA-free and made of only the safest, most effective materials.

As an established, 5-star Google-reviewed dental practice in Midtown, our team of experienced dentists, prosthodontists, hygienists, and front-office staff have worked together for many years. Our dentists are some of the most highly respected in NYC, and each dentist is dedicated to helping patients achieve excellent oral health, and overall health.

At our state-of-the-art dental practice, we use all of the latest technological advancements including digital scanners and digital impressions for precision and accuracy in creating night guards for sleep apnea, TMJ, and snoring.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Apnea

What are the Signs of Sleep Apnea?
If you live or sleep alone, you may not know that you’re pausing while breathing at night. However, excessive daytime sleepiness, headaches, difficulty concentrating, waking up gasping, dry mouth in the morning, irritability, and weight gain are all signs of obstructive sleep apnea.
Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?
Yes. Sleep apnea increases your risk of cardiovascular events including heart attack and stroke. Daytime sleepiness also increases your risk of vehicular accidents, personal injuries, and accidents.
Is a Mandibular Advancement Night Guard Uncomfortable?
Oral appliances feel unfamiliar when you first begin wearing them. Most patients get used to how they feel within a week. Although they may feel uncomfortable initially, they are not painful.
Will Insurance Cover a Night Guard for Sleep Apnea?
Some medical insurance policies will provide some or full coverage for an oral appliance. You’ll need to receive a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea from your physician. Most dental insurance policies do not cover night guards, but be sure to confirm with your insurer.
How Long Does it Take to Get My Night Guard for Sleep Apnea?
Once you’ve been fitted for your elastic mandibular advancement night guard, your impressions and treatment plan will be sent to one of the nation’s leading labs for manufacturing. It typically takes 2-3 weeks for your oral appliance to arrive at our practice.
Do Night Guards Treat Central Sleep Apnea?
No. Central sleep apnea must be treated by a physician, as it is not caused by a restricted airway.
How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea?
Most people are informed by others that they are gasping for air during the night. Others may be told that there were long pauses between breaths in the night. If you live or sleep alone, look for signs including dry mouth, morning headaches, waking up choking or gasping, or chronic daytime sleepiness.
Is Sleep Apnea a Chronic Condition?
Yes. Unfortunately, without treatment, sleep apnea is unlikely to improve. Losing weight may help lessen the symptoms, but you should seek treatment once you’ve discovered you suffer from disordered breathing while sleeping.

Book an Appointment for Sleep Apnea Treatment in Midtown

Metropolitan Dental Care provides elastic mandibular advancement oral appliances to open the airway and treat obstructive sleep apnea. To learn more, call 212-867-4223, or message us.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

275 Madison Ave, Suite 2118
New York, NY 10016