Sleep Apnea Appliances
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is in charge of protecting consumers against potentially harmful products. In order to be accepted, products must be found to be safe, effective, and perform as promised. Part of their responsibility includes regulating sleep apnea appliances. Since 2010, the FDA has granted premarket notification to more than 65 different sleep apnea appliances. These oral appliances can only be acquired via a prescription.
Oral appliances are only appropriate for treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. And only patients over the age of 18 can get them. Although appliances are available online, they still must be prescribed by a medical professional. You should be wary of purchasing any sleep apnea appliance online since it could expose you to the risks of a poorly fitted appliance. Our expert will custom-design your appliance so that it fits perfectly in your mouth.
Sleep apnea appliances are a viable alternative to CPAP machines, and our expert can determine which treatment would be best for you. Give us a call today to learn more about sleep apnea appliance therapy or to schedule your appointment with our Los Angeles sleep apnea expert. We can help you learn more about your treatment options.