CPAP Alternatives

Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Specialist located in Wexford, PA, McMurray, PA, Latrobe, PA & Monroeville, PA

Are you searching for an alternative to CPAP devices but aren’t sure where to begin? If so, the team at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine in Wexford, Monroeville, McMurray, and Latrobe, Pennsylvania, can help. Don’t continue a treatment path that does not meet your needs when there are safe and effective options available. Call the office today to book your visit, or spend a few moments on the online booking page.

CPAP Alternatives Q & A

What is CPAP?

CPAP is a continuous positive airway pressure device. It is a common breathing therapy treatment that can help resolve issues related to sleep apnea and other breathing conditions. There are several types of CPAP devices, but all work to direct a flow of air into your airway, helping your body get the oxygen it needs to thrive. 

CPAP devices are a great option for many, but they are not right for everyone. Fortunately, there are numerous CPAP alternatives that can help you get adequate oxygen every night. Working with a team of skilled professionals like those at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine is a great place to begin your journey toward restful and rejuvenating sleep. 

What kind of CPAP alternatives are available?

Most CPAP devices require you to wear a mask while you sleep. Some CPAP masks cover only your nose, while others cover the majority of your face. 

Oral appliances are an excellent alternative to a traditional CPAP device to treat obstructive sleep apnea and/or snoring. You wear an oral appliance inside your mouth, so there is no dealing with straps or external components that can shift or become caught on your bedding as you sleep. 

These CPAP alternative devices are similar to orthodontic retainers. They are worn directly over the surface of your teeth and work to hold your jaw in the proper configuration to support healthy breathing during the night. Oral appliances also help prevent the soft tissues in your mouth from moving or collapsing to impede normal breathing function. 

How do I know if a CPAP alternative oral appliance is right for me?

There are many different types of oral appliances to choose from. Having that range of choice is a great way to find a device that suits your needs, but the sheer volume of available options can be intimidating. 

Some of the oral appliances preferred by the team at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine include:

  • HerbstⓇ Advance
  • Elastomeric Mandibular Advancement
  • TAPⓇ 3
  • Panthera Sleep D-SAD
  • ProSomnusⓇ MicrO2
  • WholeYou™ Respire Pink
  • Medley appliances

Your dental sleep expert at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine performs a thorough diagnostic exam prior to suggesting oral appliance options. Your practitioner also works with your extended medical team to understand the full scope of your needs. This approach helps you find a CPAP alternative that works for you without an extensive period of trial and error. 

Sleep plays an essential role in every aspect of your life. The faster you’re able to find a solution that helps you get the rest you need, the sooner you notice the improvements in your health and wellness that come with quality sleep. 

When you’re ready to explore CPAP alternatives, book a one-on-one consultation at Pittsburgh Dental Sleep Medicine. Online scheduling is available, or you’re always welcome to call or stop by the office to check appointment availability.