Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing can have a tremendous impact on a person’s quality of life. Not only that, but snoring can affect family members and sleep partners that are in or around the same room.

Battling sleep apnea can cause the immune system to be suppressed, making it more difficult to stay healthy. Some people find themselves experiencing problems like:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Depression
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Chronic fatigue
"The Simple Way to Treat Sleep Apnea. I have specialized in sleep apnea dentistry to help patients all over the Seattle area. I use a proven approach that improves airflow and allows patients to have an increased oxygen flow each night. By doing this, we can eliminate the need for invasive equipment like CPAP machines or other devices that invade your space when you’re trying to get a good night’s rest. One of the causes of sleep apnea is contributed to a collapse of soft tissues in the back of the mouth. The goal of our treatments are to naturally open this airway so that oxygen can continue to flow freely all night long, allowing you and your family to get the quality of sleep you’ve been waiting for."
—Dr. Lance Timmerman

Many of our patients see results on the very first day.

How does it work? Our sleep apnea mouthpieces help guide the jaws and oral tissues into a relationship that naturally opens the airway and prevents blockage at the back of the throat. This is similar to the method used during rescue breathing. When the guard is worn, it prevents blockage of the airway so that you’ll continue breathing even when you lay down and go to sleep. Some patients receive such great results that they can eliminate the need for external equipment like a CPAP machine.

Normal Breathing

Sleep Disordered Breathing


Apnea Disordered Breathing

All that you need to get started is an impression of your teeth. Within a few weeks, Dr. Timmerman will have your sleep apnea mouthguard designed for a custom fit that provides instant results and stays comfortably in place all night long. Patients wear their mouthguard to sleep each night, helping them to get the quality rest they deserve.