Can I Wear A Custom Dental Device With Braces? by San Antonio, TX sleep expert Dr. Richard Drake.
Can I Wear A Custom Dental Device With Braces?
I’m Dr. Richard Drake with Dr. Drake’s Sleep Solutions. You may be asking yourself, hey, I just had braces or I just scraped my teeth or I’m just thinking about straightening my teeth, can I still use a custom dental device? So that’s what we do here at my office. We make these custom dental devices to treat snoring and sleep apnea.
As a rule of thumb, I don’t like to do it until you’ve been out of the orthodontics for at least a year. So if you’re contemplating doing that, then get that done. I would encourage you, if you do have sleep apnea, to wear CPAP while you’re doing that. And then once you get that done, we can go ahead and get you started in a dental device.