Obstructive sleep apnea is the only apnea for which an oral appliance is recommended. The appliance is highly effective for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, can help patients who are unwilling or unable to wear a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine, and has been in use for over ten years. In fact, in September 1995, the American Sleep Disorder Association (ASDA) endorsed oral appliance therapy as one of the three most recommended treatments for snoring and sleep apnea. The other two are a CPAP machine and surgical removal of the uvula or excess tissue from the palate. We will work with your primary care physician or sleep specialist to find the best solution for you. Some patients even find that a combination of an oral appliance and a CPAP is their best option.