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Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Our customized oral appliances fit over the teeth just like an athletic mouth guard they keep the airway open by stabilizing the lower jaw in a slightly forward position, meaning the airway doesn’t close or collapse. As a result, you are able to sleep and breathe restfully night after night, giving you the energy to take on the day.

Many patients diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea are prescribed CPAP therapy by their physicians.

While CPAP has been proven to be very effective, some patients find sleeping with a CPAP machine very difficult. Recent data suggests that nearly 50% of patients prescribed CPAP treatment have abandoned using it during the first 12 months.

Fortunately, if you have mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), you may have another alternative – Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT).

At Design 4 Sleep, Dr. Mallia fabricates custom-made comfortable appliances for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. These are easy to use and have been proven to dramatically increase sleep quality.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Dr. Doni Mallia received her dental degree from the University of Michigan, graduating in 2000. She has undergone extensive training in dental sleep medicine and is an active member of the International Academy of Sleep (IAOS).

For Dr. Mallia, there’s nothing more rewarding than helping a patient become healthier and happier through quality sleep. She is here to guide you through the treatment process, leading to uninterrupted rest that leaves you feeling excited about waking up in the morning again. Dr. Mallia has enjoyed 22+ years in dentistry. Now, she has expanded to include dental sleep medicine.

Dr. Mallia has actually struggled with sleep apean herself, so she understands the difficulties her patients face with traditional CPAP therapy. She knows firsthand the benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy in treating Sleep Apnea.

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