Snoring is a major symptom of a dangerous disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea and snoring can be treated with a dental appliance, which opens the airway by holding the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep.
At Health First Dental, we prefer the KlearwayTM appliance because of its comfort and excellent success rate. The Klearway appliance becomes slightly flexible at mouth temperatures, eliminating any soft tissue or tooth discomfort. Lateral and vertical jaw movements are permitted, allowing patients to yawn, swallow, and drink water without dislodging the appliance. Research has also shown that the Klearway appliance successfully treats 80% of mild to moderate OSA and 61% of severe OSA.