Sleep Apnea Dental Clinic

Oral appliances can help patients with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. The UBC Dentistry Division of Orthodontics will custom-make your appliance. The appliance does not cure the apnea or snoring but works non-surgically to gradually realign the jaw or tongue in relation to the head. It intends to prevent apnea or snoring during sleep and must be worn each night to produce the desired effect. Obstructive sleep apnea or snoring symptoms will return when the appliance is discontinued, regardless of how long it is worn. There are no guarantees that an appliance will be successful in every patient due to physiologic and anatomic variations and patient tolerance of the appliance.

After collecting diagnostic records and receiving the appliance, patients may be asked to undergo an overnight sleep study at home or in the hospital to determine its effectiveness. Cooperation in caring for and wearing the appliance as instructed and maintaining the highest oral hygiene standard is essential. The ultimate success of treatment is directly related to the degree of patient cooperation.


JB MacDonald Building
Room 161 – 2199 Wesbrook Mall
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The Sleep Apnea Clinic is held periodically throughout the year. For further information and to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Tuan Le
Clinical Research Manager

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