Dr. Ferris

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that can have many systemic consequences if not treated. We are able to custom fabricate the most effective sleep appliances that can reduce sleep disturbances and snoring.
Signs you may have sleep apnea:
  • Fatigue
  • Snoring
  • High blood pressure
  • Bruxism (grinding of the teeth)
  • Episodic cessation of breathing while sleeping, which would be reported by another person
  • Occasionally waking up with a choking of gasping sensation
  • Morning headache
  • Difficulty staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Difficulty paying attention while awake
  • Irritability
If you think you may have sleep apnea, we can perform a clinical examination. From there, you may be referred for a sleep study, which diagnoses the severity of the apnea and allows us to know the type of appliance that can best help your case.
Sleep Appliance Benefits
improved snoring
improved quality and
quantity of sleep
reduced risk of heart
disease, stroke, and diabetes
improved daytime
concentration, alertness,
and emotional stability
Side effects of Sleep Appliances?
  • Mouth may feel dry
  • Can experience jaw discomfort
  • Temporary bite changes
  • Excessive salivation