Why Patients Choose New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions
Dentists are often able to detect signs of sleep apnea before a general physician. Our dentist, Dr. Ivan F. Stein, may recognize symptoms of sleep apnea during a regular examination and discussion of your health complaints or pains. Once a sleep specialist has confirmed the diagnosis, Dr. Stein then explores treatment options. Dr. Stein is the physician of choice for patients seeking safe and effective treatment of sleep apnea in New Jersey. Here’s why:
Trained and Knowledgeable
Dr. Stein has completed special training in the treatment of sleep apnea. The founder of New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions, Dr. Stein has spent more than 20 years focusing on disorders of the mouth and jaw, including obstructive sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Dental School and an innovator in the field of neuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Stein has sleep apnea. He has worn most devices on the market today and has intimate knowledge of their benefits and challenges. After years of extensive research, he invented, patented and received FDA clearance on one of the most comfortable and effective appliances currently available. Dr Stein is an active and highly respected member of the Dental Sleep Medicine community.
Good Relationship with Local Sleep Specialists
If you complain of chronic fatigue during the day, morning headaches or dry mouth, Dr. Stein may suspect sleep apnea and recommend you see a sleep specialist for further investigation. He has a good relationship with local sleep laboratories and sleep physicians. After the sleep specialist evaluates you and issues a diagnosis, you can return to Dr. Stein to explore treatment options. Dr. Stein can work closely with your sleep specialist team to coordinate your care and follow-up.
Offers a Better Alternative to the CPAP Machine
A great sleep apnea dentist understands that every patient is different, and individuals have unique needs. While CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy is often the first treatment recommended for sleep apnea, many people find the machine bulky, uncomfortable and disruptive to sleep. A great alternative to the CPAP machine is oral appliances. Oral appliances are only available through a qualified dentist like Dr. Stein (they are not sold over the counter).
Invented the Oravan Appliance
After years of studying existing oral appliances and the research behind them, Dr. Stein designed his own oral appliance, known as the Oravan by OravanOSA. Custom-created for each patient, the Oravan appliance is sleekly designed for minimal protrusion. The appliance is composed of separate clear acrylic pieces that fit over a section of the upper and lower teeth, and moves the lower jaw forward to keep the airway unobstructed during sleep. The Oravan appliance is FDA-cleared and has helped thousands of patients enjoy better sleep and improved quality of life.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that oral appliances be fitted by a dental professional who is trained and knowledgeable in oral health — specifically, the temporomandibular joint, dental occlusion and associated oral structures. Dr. Stein understands how a custom-made oral appliance can reduce snoring and lead to a more restful night of sleep.
Can Recognize Dental-Related Complications
After fitting your appliance and helping you adjust to wearing it, Dr. Stein will monitor you to ensure the appliance is comfortable and effective. He will keep an eye out for complications, which may range from irritating to painful to severe. A poorly fitting oral appliance could contribute to the following:
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems – jaw joint, ear, and tooth pain
- Chronic tooth grinding
- Shifting in tooth position
- Misaligned bite
- Dry mouth
Invested In Your Long-Term Success
Dr. Stein wants you to enjoy great results long-term. If he notices signs or symptoms of any appliance-related complications, he can intervene before the problem progresses. He may adjust the fit or positioning of the oral appliance or recommend alternative treatment options.
Contact New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions
For more information about Dr. Stein’s experience with sleep apnea therapy, please contact New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions today. Call (855) WHY-SNORE or (855) 949-7667 to schedule an appointment with our team.