Narval Oral Appliance – Skokie, IL
Breathe Easier with an Oral Appliance
Did you know you can fight snoring and treat sleep apnea without a CPAP? An oral appliance is an effective solution for treating mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. Several brands make the devices, but Dr. Schwartz prefers Narval. The oral appliance by ResMed utilizes computer-aided design to custom-fit the appliance to your mouth. You will enjoy enhanced comfort and function when choosing Narval in Skokie.
What is the Narval Oral Appliance?
Although it may look like your typical mouthguard, it does more than just provide a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. Instead, it is a device that repositions the mandibular forward to keep the airway open while sleeping. It features an upper and lower splint, as well as a full set of connecting rods to make your lower jaw protrude to enlarge the upper air passage. This prevents pauses in breathing caused by obstructive sleep apnea to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Narval differs from other oral appliances used to treat sleep apnea in Skokie because it places a higher emphasis on comfort using state-of-the-art technology to create a precise fit of your mouth. This makes it easy to adopt and wear nightly to achieve positive long-term results. You will have the movement and flexibility you need to open your mouth, speak, and drink. Not to mention, they are made from high-quality material, so they are built to last.
You will wake feeling well-rested as symptoms of sleep apnea dissipate. Not only will your daily life improve, but also your general health.
What are the Benefits of Narval?
Studies show Narval oral appliances has helped 90% of patients overcome their loud, chronic snoring while 80% of users have had at least a 50% decrease in their sleep apnea symptoms. Although the device may be small, it offers big benefits, including:
- Less bulky
- Enhanced comfort
- Custom-made with CAD/CAM technology
- Higher compliance
- Discreet and easy to use
- Clinically proven alternative to a CPAP
Am I a Candidate for Narval Oral Appliances?
You must be evaluated by a trained sleep specialist, like Dr. Schwartz, to ensure Narval is right for you. In many cases, you are a candidate if you have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea without having:
- Loose teeth.
- Advanced periodontal disease.
- Significant pulmonary disease.
- Under the age of 18 years old.
- Central Sleep Apnea
- Removable dentures.
- Short or insufficient teeth.
If you have loud, bothersome snoring, or if you have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, Narval may be right for you. It can be used alone or in combination with CPAP therapy to help you breathe easier.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you are looking for a CPAP alternative in Skokie, Dr. Schwartz has the solutions for you. He is one of the nation’s leading experts in oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. After evaluating your sleep study and discussing your preferences, he can create a customized treatment plan using Narval. Contact Sleep Better Chicagoland today to schedule your consultation.