Oral appliances are small devices that you wear while you sleep, much like a retainer, to treat snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliances work to treat your apnea by preventing the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of your throat, keeping your airway open to allow adequate air intake. Oral appliances work to reposition the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate, and uvula. They also stabilize the lower jaw and tongue and help to increase the muscle tone of the tongue. Oral appliances are custom fit by a Dentist boarded in Dental Sleep Medicine. A dental provider will work closely with your sleep provider to assess treatment efficacy through follow up sleep studies and visits.