miami cosmetic dentist

305.933.3070

Biscayne Medical Arts Center
21110 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 402
Aventura, FL 33180

Dr. Howard J. Hoffman DDS

Stop Snoring & Sleep Apnea without a CPAP.

My husband tried infomercial snoring appliances … well, they broke, caused pain or simply didn’t work. Nothing seemed to help until he tried a custom fitted, adjustable appliance from Dr. Hoffman. And he would never wear a CPAP…

The #1 complaint we have with our bed partners is snoring, and the #1 scare for the snorer’s bed partner is Sleep Apnea. Snoring is closely related to sleep apnea. If you are a regular, heavy snorer, it may be an identifier and precursor to sleep apnea.

A sleep disorder can seriously affect your life. When you don’t sleep your body doesn’t have a chance to re-charge. It robs you of the opportunity to refresh your mind, body and spirit. This contributes to a shift in your behavior, your mood, your performance and your personality.

If you wake numerous times throughout the night, gasping for air, there is a good chance you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when there are significant pauses in your breathing; pauses that can last anywhere from a few seconds to a minute. This is a fairly common, but often undetected, disorder that can have serious repercussions on your health.

A significant number of people go through life not realizing they are affected by this disorder. Often, it is a bed partner or another person that recognizes what is happening and makes the condition known.

If you snore and suspect that you may have sleep apnea, you should speak to your physician about being tested with a sleep study. If your physician diagnoses you with sleep apnea, he will also prescribe a course of therapy. Treament usually begins with a CPAP (continuous positve air pressure) therapy. Treatment may also include surgical airway improvement. He may also prescribe an oral device for you to use, especially if you are CPAP intolerant or non-compliant, i.e, can’t or won’t use the CPAP machine.

This is where we can help. In order for us to treat you the following are needed.

  • 1- a sleep study
  • 2- diagnosis by your physician of sleep apnea
  • 3- a prescription for an oral device

We can help guide you through the process. Our experienced team members can also help you file your insurance. Your policy may cover all or a portion of your fee.

Call us for a consultation to see if you are a candidate and we will work with you and your physician to help manage your condition.

There is a solution besides the CPAP!

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If you fall into the category of ‘disturbed by snoring’, or full out sleep apnea, there is help! Both these disorders have proven to be manageable when treated with a Dental Oral Appliance.

Dental Oral Appliance therapy involves the selection, design, fitting, and adjustments of a custom-fitted, adjustable oral appliance that is worn during sleep and maintains an opened and unobstructed airway in the throat. They are similar to orthodontic retainers. With a few necessary adjustments they have many advantages over other forms of treatment. Unlike a CPAP, these appliances are comfortable to wear while sleeping, small & portable, and easy to care for.

Both the American Sleep Disorders Association and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommend dental oral appliances for mild to moderate sleep apnea as a first line of defense for patients who prefer, do not respond, or have compliance problems with CPAP. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine further states that dental oral appliances should be fitted by qualified dental personnel who are specifically trained and experienced in the overall health, the temporomandibular joint, dental occlusion and associated oral structures.

Insurance

And even better news, this course of treatment is frequently being covered by medical insurance, and our staff will work with you, your primary care physician, and insurance company to help you obtain the maximum benefit from your insurance policy to treat your Obstructive Sleep Apnea. We are knowledgeable on the process of submitting for coverage with most major medical insurance plans.

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