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How does oral appliance therapy treat snoring?

To treat snoring, oral sleep appliances support the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. A custom-made oral sleep appliance is worn in the mouth only during sleep and fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances are quiet, portable and easy to care for. A qualified dentist can provide oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans.

This content originally appeared on the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) website.

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