Sleep Apnea in O'Fallon, MO
Are disruptive, distressing sleep apnea symptoms wearing you down?
Stop the sleepless nights, headaches, and constant fatigue for good!
Get the relief you need with comfortable, easy to use sleep apnea solutions from Dr. Brace!
Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which patients do not get sufficient oxygen when they are sleeping. Sleep apnea sufferers experience obstructed breathing—depleting the amount of oxygen in the blood. The body actually wakes itself up to restart the breathing process. Sleep apnea sufferers frequently suffer from disruptive snoring, headaches, and persistent daytime fatigue. Over time, depleted oxygen levels due to sleep apnea can cause systemic disease in the arteries, heart, and brain.
The good news is that we now have the technology to treat the root cause of sleep apnea—helping patients improve their day to day functioning and long-term wellbeing. Our team treats sleep apnea with simple, easy to use oral appliances. These small retainers are worn at night—they keep the airway open so that the patient can get a quality, restful night’s sleep.
Why do so many O'Fallon area residents choose Dr. Brace for sleep apnea treatment?
Utilizing the latest technology, our dental team treats the root cause of sleep apnea—not just the symptoms. Innovative, unobtrusive orthodontic devices make it easier than ever to treat sleep apnea without disrupting your life. With these cutting-edge solutions, you can avoid serious sleep apnea related health risks including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and debilitating fatigue.
Finally Stop Snoring!
Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea—and as many patients will tell you, it’s often the most annoying! Persistent snoring can keep everyone awake at night, leaving everybody feeling tired and run down in the morning. If you or your partner suffers from snoring it could be an indicator of obstructed oxygen flow and sleep apnea. We can improve your health and your sleep with an oral appliance that stops the snoring for good!
Solutions to Fit Your Lifestyle
Because sleep apnea is a chronic condition, it’s important that your sleep apnea solution is something that you can maintain in daily life. Many patients cannot tolerate the CPAP sleep apnea machine, and they avoid sleep apnea treatment as a result. With Dr. Brace, your preferences and opinions will dictate your treatment regimen. The dentists at Dr. Brace and Associates have years of training in sleep apnea—they can help you find the perfect solution for you.
Real Patients. Real Results.
Tetracycline Stains (learn more)
The deep internal stains caused by the antibiotic, tetracycline, can’t be erased with any amount of good brushing and flossing. This can be embarrassing and even depressing to people living with this common problem. Fortunately there is a wonderful solution: the artistic application of beautiful, life-like porcelain veneers. Since the dark stains are actually “inside” the tooth structure, the doctor chose to carefully color the tooth underneath the porcelain so that the combined effect of the tooth color showing through the porcelain, resulted in a beautiful, translucent, living smile look – instead of just a lighter shade of dull.
Cosmetic Dentist (learn more)
Repair of the previous “Cosmetic” dentist’s attempt to camouflage this patient’s missing lateral incisors. Her cuspids had been “cut down” in an attempt to create the look of lateral incisors. The old mismatched and oversized metal-based crowns on her central incisors and molars, gave the appearance of unhealthy dark lines along the gum line and a kind of “bunny rabbit” look to her smile. Her new smile design was achieved through the use of beautiful, light translucent, all porcelain crowns. The old cuspids were carefully re-designed to become laterals, the 1’st bicuspids became cuspids and the 2nd bicuspids became 1st bicuspids. She now has a lovely, natural array of teeth and an elegant, beautiful new look.
Veneer Makeover (learn more)
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A SMILE MAKES! If you had met this young man before his smile was transformed you might have made some very wrong assumptions about him. Because he hated his teeth and was embarrassed to show them, he tended to avoid eye contact and squelched every impulse to laugh or smile. This gave the impression that he was grumpy and antisocial, in fact, he was simply trying to hide a smile that was a source of so much embarrassment. His awesome new look was achieved through the artistic design and skillful application of all porcelain veneers. In just two visits, gaps were closed, stains erased, and decay removed. He now flashes his dazzling, healthy new smile at every opportunity. This guy has gained a quantum leap in self-confidence and optimism!
Instant Orthodontics (learn more)
As this lovely lady now knows, a beautiful smile is a great asset at every age. After years of giving others lots of reasons to smile, she decided to give herself the gift of a dazzling smile of her own. For her all porcelain crowns she chose a warm, golden white, which felt very appropriate and natural to her. Bypassing years of braces with the efficiency of advanced restorative techniques was a valuable benefit for this patient. Subtle gum re-shaping evened out the design and in just a few visits a lifetime of crooked, discolored teeth was transformed into the elegant beauty of a brand new smile.
Smile Make-Over (learn more)
This lady didn’t like the gap between her front teeth. When her smile was analyzed, if became clear that she could also regain a more youthful appearance by restoring the excessive wear that had left her front teeth flat and shortened on the biting edges. Meticulous planning and design, resulted in an absolutely life-like, translucency in her new smile that instantly set back the clock on her smile. The biting edges of her new smile are crafted to preserve the light transmission of living teeth, and even include some very deliberate and pleasing irregularities, while the color of the porcelain is gently warmed as it approaches her gum-line. These details make all the difference in creating undetectable results that say “beautiful smile” instead of “artificial teeth” or “caps”.
Gum Care (learn more)
Old fashioned, obsolete dentistry can mar the attractiveness of even the most perfectly put together appearance. This striking woman deserved an updated smile to complete her stylish look. The unsightly, dark lines and gray unhealthy gum color caused by out dated metal-based crowns on her front teeth were inconsistent with her overall attractiveness. Redesigning her smile included lengthening her central incisors, and placing new biocompatible, porcelain crowns on all of her teeth. No longer gray, her gums have returned to the vibrant coral pink color indicative of optimal health.
Gender-specific Smile Make-over (learn more)
Gender-specific Smile Make-over
Perhaps you’ve never considered the idea of a smile being masculine or feminine, but this lady’s “before” look is a perfect example of a smile that was simply too masculine for her personality. The teeth were squared off, wide at the biting edge, and projected slightly forward. This made her appear aggressive instead of happy when she smiled. Her re-designed smile is a beautiful example of feminizing the appearance through smile design. Newly rounded curves where the biting edges touch the adjacent teeth, (called embrasures), contouring to accomplish a gum lift, and a generally softened appearance, now project a gentle, feminine style. Accomplishing this makeover included the use of custom-blended porcelain crowns and veneers.
Face-Lift Without Surgery (learn more)
Face-Lift Without Surgery
Extreme wear and small, undersized teeth resulted in a stressed, tight look to the skin and eyes of this otherwise very attractive lady. Limiting treatment to front teeth would not have solved the problem. Complete mouth reconstruction was essential to restore the proper vertical dimension to her facial structure. By precisely lengthening all of the teeth with porcelain crowns, her bite was “opened” and the distance from her chin to her nose was restored to it’s normal correct length resulting in a more relaxed, youthful appearance. The benefits of greater jaw comfort along with her new-found joy in smiling, actually accomplished a change in mood and attitude for this patient. For years she had suppressed the urge to smile in order to hide her worn teeth. Now she looks for opportunities to smile and enjoys the confidence of knowing her smile is one of her finest assets. Since she has a habit of grinding her teeth, this patient now wears a custom fitted bite guard as “insurance” for her gorgeous new smile.
Two Visit Make-Over (learn more)
Two Visit Make-Over
Details make all the difference when it comes to smile design. Minor flaws such as chipped or discolored teeth can be beautifully perfected through the artistry of excellent cosmetic dentistry. Wear patterns on this patient’s front teeth had resulted in the biting edges taking the shape of an upside down curve called a reverse smile line. This subtly contributed to a somewhat juvenile look that was inconsistent with the patient’s high profile public and professional life. Following her smile makeover, she experienced a new surge of confidence and felt greatly enhanced credibility in her active and successful career.
New Patient Certificate!
$79 exam! Includes complete x-rays and routine cleaning (a $299 value). Or $1 custom teeth whitening with new patient exam, complete x-rays, and cleaning at full fee (a $400 value).