Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Get Relief Without Using CPAP

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If CPAP isn’t for you, Dr. Alice Bassford has alternatives. Our oral appliance therapy is quiet, discreet, and easy-to-use.

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine considers oral appliance therapy (OAT) to be the preferred method for treating mild to moderate sleep apnea.

An oral appliance, often referred to as a snore guard, is a device that you wear in your mouth when you sleep. The appliance gently repositions the lower jaw and the base of the tongue, keeping your airway open all night long.

OAT will prevent the obstruction that causes sleep apnea — so you can enjoy restful, uninterrupted night sleep every night.

Oral Appliance Therapy Is Quiet and Convenient

The Benefits of OAT include:

  • Customized to fit your jaw comfortably
  • Success rates of over 90 percent
  • Great alternative to CPAP if you are resistant/unsuccessful with it
  • Can help you avoid associated health risks of sleep apnea

At Silver Spring Sleep Solutions, we have a few options for OAT available. Dr. Bassford will find the perfect fit for you,


The Narval CC is a mandibular repositioning device (MRD) that Dr. Bassford uses to treat snoring and sleep apnea. It relieves your symptoms by comfortably adjusting your lower jaw. The Narval CC is custom-made just for you.

We’ll create a precise impression of your mouth and digitally transfer this information to Narval where their CAD specialists will create your device. They use advanced materials and a rigorous quality control process to make a durable device that fits perfectly. .


The Thornton Adjustable Positioner 3 (TAP 3) is an oral appliance that looks a lot like an athletic mouthguard. It features two trays that fit snugly over your upper and lower arches.

The trays work together to prevent soft tissue from collapsing into the airway while you sleep. This alleviates your sleep apnea symptoms, allowing you to breathe freely throughout the night.

We’ll Find the Solution That’s Right for You

Dr. Alice Bassford is an experienced sleep dentist with special training that’s recognized by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. She’ll make sure you get the restful sleep you need.

It’s time to wake up feeling refreshed and energized every day. Call (301) 593-5500 to learn more about our sleep apnea care. If you want, we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassford. We can’t wait to meet you and help you find relief.

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10301 Georgia Ave, Suite 207
Silver Spring, MD 20902