Ensuring Optimal Sleep Apnea Treatment With Technology

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When you suffer from chronic snoring and feel tired during the day, these could be warning signs of obstructive sleep apnea and indicators you need treatment. To ensure your safety when you visit us, and precision with our treatments, we can use advanced technology. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist talks about treating sleep arena with advanced technology.

When to Seek Sleep Apnea Treatment

When should you contact our team about your sleep issues? With sleep apnea, as you rest the soft tissues in your throat and in the back of your mouth become too relaxed and then collapse, which cuts off airflow and interrupts your sleep cycle, often hundreds of times a night. This leaves you exhausted and moody, and can impact memory and strain your immune and cardiovascular system. When you suffer from chronic snoring and daytime exhaustion, you should reach out to our team so we can discuss treatment. Instead of a loud and cumbersome CPAP machine, we can often offer relief with a simple and convenient oral appliance.

Intraoral Scanning

If you have sleep apnea and we decide an oral appliance is the best choice, then we need to custom-fit an appliance for your smile. To do so, we will use the TRIOS Intraoral Scanner instead of a traditional option. Which means no biting down on a metal mold filled with gooey materials! Instead, a minuscule digital camera at the end of a thin wand will be used to take pictures from multiple angles, which we combine to create a 3D impression of your bite, one far more accurate than a traditional physical impression. The process is faster, less intensive, and provides more accurate results. We then create the appliance based on these, so you have one that fits comfortably and helps shift your jaw and tongue forward to keep airways open and free of obstruction, so you rest without complication.

Surgically Clean Air Units

Our team also wants to ensure you’re safe when you visit us. Which is why we have added Surgically Clean Air Units to each room in our practice. The device uses a unique filtration system to remove airborne pathogens and pollutants from the air, including viruses, bacteria, and allergens. This protects you from exposure to COVID-19 and other health threats! If you have any questions about the technology we use to keep you safe and sure treatment with precision, then contact our team today to schedule your next appointment. We want to help you rest with ease and avoid complications linked to untreated sleep apnea.


Our team wants to ensure your safety and comfort when you see us for treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Stewart, call our Livonia, MI, team today at 734-425-4400.