Narval Oral Appliance – Lutz, FL
Breathe Better with Narval
If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you might have tried a CPAP machine to breathe better. Although it’s an effective treatment, it can be quite bothersome. Did you know there’s a more comfortable solution? An oral appliance in Lutz can treat mild-to-moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. There are many different brands on the market, but Dr. Nelson prefers Narval. The custom-fit appliance offers exceptional comfort and function, so you can breathe easier.
What is the Narval Oral Appliance?
A Narval oral appliance may look like an athletic mouthguard; however, it serves an entirely different purpose. It repositions the mandibular (lower jaw) forward while you’re sleeping. This keeps your airway open using an upper and lower splint. It also has a set of connecting rods that allow your jaw to be moved forward. This enlarges the upper air passage to prevent pauses in breathing associated with obstructive sleep apnea. It can also treat chronic snoring.
Although it’s effective for moving your jaw, don’t worry. You’ll still have the freedom to open your mouth, drink, or speak. The flexible material is also durable, so it can last for several years with the right care and maintenance.
What are the Benefits of Narval?
If you’ve had a difficult time complying with your CPAP, an oral appliance may be right for you. Research shows 80% of users have experienced at least a 50% decrease in their sleep apnea symptoms. Besides an improvement in your breathing and sleep quality, Narval also offers other benefits as well, including:
- Less bulky
- Enhanced comfort
- Custom-made with CAD/CAM technology
- Higher compliance
- Discreet and easy to use
- Clinically proven alternative to a CPAP
Is a Narval Oral Appliance Right for Me?
If you’re looking for an alternative to a CPAP, an oral appliance may be right for you, but you’ll still need a consultation with Dr. Nelson to ensure you’re a candidate for it. If you have mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea and want to use Narval for treatment, you can’t have:
- Loose teeth.
- Advanced periodontal disease.
- Significant pulmonary disease.
- Under the age of 18 years old.
- Central Sleep Apnea
- Removable dentures.
- Short or insufficient teeth.
In some cases, Dr. Nelson may recommend you combine the oral appliance with your CPAP to achieve maximum results.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re ready to improve your quality of life by breathing better at night, it’s time to see if an oral appliance is the right solution for you. Dr. Nelson creates a customized treatment plan to open your airway by moving your lower jaw forward.
Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a Narval oral appliance. We look forward to helping you sleep soundly.