Sleep apnea is a disruption of your breathing while you sleep. This common sleep disorder can affect children and adults alike. At Desert Smiles in Glendale, Arizona, Dr. Donald Wilcox DDS and his team of talented Glendale sleep apnea dentists want to alleviate your symptoms. We offer several dental appliances to help you find relief from sleep apnea, including: •SomnoMed MAS: This custom-made device is comprised of lower and upper dental plates that have a specialized fin-coupling component. This element allows your mouth to open and close normally with adjustment options in the lower jaw. •Oasys Appliance: This device works much like breathing strips that you place on the bridge of your nose. This is the first dental device that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration’s ENT and dental divisions for snoring and sleep apnea. The Oasys Appliance works by mandibular repositioning, and also as a nasal dilator to improve breathing. •Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) oral appliance: This device consists of two different arches that allow adjustments to be made to your bite while you are sleeping. •Herbst Appliance: This device is effective on chronic snoring as well as sleep apnea. It allows movement both vertically and horizontally, and can be easily adjusted for maximum effectiveness. If you or someone you love is suffering from sleep apnea, please contact the sleep apnea dentists at our Glendale cosmetic dentistry office today to learn more. Desert Smiles serves patients throughout Glendale and Peoria, Arizona.