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Oral Appliance Therapy

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can impact your health and quality of life. If you have sleep apnea and want relief, oral appliance therapy offers a less invasive alternative to CPAP machines that require sleeping with masks, hoses and noise. At Northern Virginia Sleep Solutions, we offer cutting-edge options in oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea, snoring and teeth grinding (bruxism) at our sleep dental center in Alexandria, VA.

Types of Oral Appliances

There are many variants in oral appliance therapy – all work to adjust the jaw position to open the airway to combat snoring and airway obstruction. From oral devices that resemble typical dental mouthguards to more complex appliances that can be adjusted as needed to advance the lower jaw, we have a wide selection of devices that can relieve snoring and sleep apnea.


SomnoMed® oral appliances are customized mouthguards for mild or severe sleep apnea. We offer both Herbst and Tap oral appliances. This devices are extremely comfortable and lightweight, making them a favorite for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring.

Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®)

The Thornton Adjustable Positioner® (TAP®) oral appliance offers an effective option for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea treatment. TAP appliances are patient-friendly and non-intrusive for optimal sleep apnea treatment. The device is patient-adjustable to fine-tune the position, which can provide a more effective treatment for the patient.

Herbst Appliances

Herbst oral appliances are mandibular advancement devices, or MADs, which adjust the lower jaw to open the airway. Herbst appliances can be adjusted to provide more jaw advancement to alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.

Diamond Digital Sleep

Diamond Orthotic Laboratory
The Diamond Digital Sleep Orthotic (DDSO) is an advanced oral appliance that can be customized for effective obstructive sleep apnea treatment. The device is FDA-approved and uses cutting-edge CAD/CAM technology to personalize sleep apnea treatment for the patient.

If you want non-invasive snoring or sleep apnea treatment, come see our Northern Virginia Sleep Solutions team. We can provide diagnosis and treatment plans using oral appliance therapy for bruxism, snoring and sleep apnea. Call our dental sleep center in Alexandria near Arlington and Falls Church, VA, to schedule your appointment.

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