CPAP Alternatives

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A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is a device that is prescribed to treat sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. The machine sends a steady flow of pressurized air into the nose and mouth of the patient. While this is intended to keep the airways open and allow for normal breathing, it doesn’t always work as planned.

Patients find CPAP unbearable, loud, intolerable, or can’t find the device they want due to recalls.

If you are one of the 22 million Americans who have sleep apnea, you may not realize that other FDA-approved treatment options effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea.

CPAP not for you? You are in the right place. Get quality sleep without a CPAP machine.

Klooster Family Dental offers CPAP alternatives and can help you navigate the complex sleep apnea treatment landscape. Our office is set up to make your entire process seamless from start to finish. From the first phone call to the last adjustment, our office is trained to know every facet of this procedure.


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A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is a device that is prescribed to treat sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. The machine sends a steady flow of pressurized air into the nose and mouth of the patient. While this is intended to keep the airways open and allow for normal breathing, it doesn’t always work as planned.

Patients find CPAP unbearable, loud, intolerable, or can’t find the device they want due to recalls.

If you are one of the 22 million Americans who have sleep apnea, you may not realize that other FDA-approved treatment options effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea.

CPAP not for you? You are in the right place. Get quality sleep without a CPAP machine.

Klooster Family Dental offers CPAP alternatives and can help you navigate the complex sleep apnea treatment landscape. Our office is set up to make your entire process seamless from start to finish. From the first phone call to the last adjustment, our office is trained to know every facet of this procedure.

Oral Appliance Therapy

We use oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea.

An oral sleep appliance is a custom-made device. Oral appliances work by gently repositioning your lower jaw to open your airway and prevent it from collapsing during sleep. This helps ensure you get sufficient oxygen during the night to breathe normally and get a good night's rest.

We use the top-of-the-line Respire Oral Appliance to help treat sleep apnea symptoms.

The Respire Oral Appliance is designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea by gently positioning your lower jaw slightly forward while you sleep.

  • The test is shipped directly to your home
  • The testing device is just a small ring that is worn on their finger for 2 nights
  • Once test is sent back, a medical doctor in North Carolina will analyze your results and review them with the you via a telemedicine visit

Our patients rave about how quick, simple and comfortable this process has been for them!

Why Patients Fail With CPAP

As a common treatment for sleep apnea, you likely know someone who has used CPAP if you haven't used a machine. While some patients find success with this treatment, our experience has found that others struggle with this treatment:

Here are some of the most common reasons why patients fail to treat sleep apnea with CPAP:

  • Wearing a CPAP mask causes discomfort or claustrophobia
  • The noise is too loud
  • The machine makes it difficult to share a bed with a partner
  • It is difficult to stay compliant with CPAP, which defeats the purpose of the treatment
  • Poor fit or mask leaks can lead to discomfort and make it hard to use the device consistently
  • CPAP causes dryness in the nose and throat for some patients
  • Traveling frequently can make it difficult to stay consistent
  • Safety issues have led to recalls, safety concerns, and diminished availability
  • Rather than fixing one type of sleep apnea, CPAP treatment leads to another

If CPAP isn’t for you, oral appliance therapy offers an effective treatment option. Our dentists custom-build these devices after completing a 3D scan.

Benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliances are:

  • FDA-approved
  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Portable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
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Treat Sleep Apnea With CPAP Alternatives

Our Process:

  • Complete your initial consultation at our Holly Springs location
  • Complete a sleep test
  • Complete a benefits verification
  • Allow our sleep professionals to complete a 3D scan of your mouth and teeth
  • Pick up your oral appliance and begin treatment
  • Follow-up support from our staff

Call us today to schedule an initial consultation.

If you are looking for a CPAP alternative, you can be confident that you are in the right hands.

What Is an Oral Sleep Appliance?

An oral sleep appliance is a custom-made device that fits like a retainer in the mouth. It works by gently repositioning your lower jaw forward to open up your airway and prevent it from collapsing during sleep. This helps ensure that you get sufficient oxygen during the night and can rest peacefully without interruption.

Oral appliances are easy to wear and comfortable to use. They're small enough to fit inside your pocket or purse when not in use, so they're perfect for travelers who need their device on-the-go! Additionally, they don't make any noise while you sleep, so no one else in your bed will be disturbed by them either.

An oral sleep appliance

How Does it Work?

Here at Klooster Family Dentistry we use the top-of-the-line Respire Oral Appliance to help treat the symptoms of sleep apnea in our patients in Holly Springs, Apex, and Raleigh. The Respire Oral Appliance is designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea by gently positioning your lower jaw slightly forward while you sleep. This helps prevent your airway from becoming blocked during the night and keeps you breathing normally so that you can get a good night's rest.

What All Does It Treat?

SLEEP APNEA

Maintain an open airway during sleep.

SNORING

Reduce airway obstruction and snoring.

GRINDING

Prevent your teeth from grinding at night.

Our Patients Love Their Oral Sleep Appliance

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"Now I wake up refreshed, full of energy and the snoring is gone! I’m so grateful Dr. Klooster offered this service at his office, and I didn’t have to go the other route of getting a giant CPAP machine.”
– Andres
"Now I wake up refreshed, full of energy and the snoring is gone! I’m so grateful Dr. Klooster offered this service at his office, and I didn’t have to go the other route of getting a giant CPAP machine.”
– Andres
"My former dentist did not offer sleep apnea treatment or oral appliances, so I decided to move all my dental work over to Dr. Klooster. I was worried about the whole insurance process, but Klooster’s office handled everything. It was so simple, all I had to do was come in for the first consultation and then when they tested the fit. An unintended result of the oral appliance is that it kept me from grinding and clenching my teeth - I used to wake up with headaches - and since using this I’ve had no headaches in the morning. My jaws are no longer sore – I wasn’t even looking for that but I’ll take it!”
– Greg
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"My former dentist did not offer sleep apnea treatment or oral appliances, so I decided to move all my dental work over to Dr. Klooster. I was worried about the whole insurance process, but Klooster’s office handled everything. It was so simple, all I had to do was come in for the first consultation and when they tested the fit. An unintended result of the oral appliance is that it kept me from grinding and clenching teeth - I used to wake up with headaches - and since using this I’ve had no headaches in the morning. My jaws are no longer sore – I wasn’t even looking for that but I’ll take it!”
– Greg

Frequently Asked Questions About Oral Sleep Appliances

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