News | May 8, 2019

Arlington Dentist Offers Oral Appliance Therapy For Snoring And Sleep Disorders


Dental Associates of Arlington now offers alternative treatment options for patients with snoring and sleep apnea disorders. Dr. Rachana Vora is a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine who works with her patients to determine the best treatment available for sleep apnea patients who are intolerant to CPAP treatment. When a patient suffers from sleep apnea, Dr. Vora offers custom snoring and sleep apnea appliances to better meet their individual sleep issues. For more information, visit

Medical studies estimate that nearly 50% of population between 40-60 years of age suffer from sleep disorders. Despite the fact that most people make light of snoring, in reality snoring is often a serious social problem. More importantly, snoring is often a symptom of a serious, potentially life-threatening medical condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea poses a significant health risk, remains largely undiagnosed and can lead to sleepiness during the day, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, headaches and muscle pain, diabetes, and stroke.

Snoring occurs during sleep when the relaxed soft tissues making up the borders of the airway close together, causing a partial obstruction or blockage, the vibration of these tissues together while breathing creates the snoring. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the first line and most effective treatment for severe sleep apnea. However, oral appliance therapy is a simpler and easier FDA-approved solution for patients that cannot tolerate CPAP therapy Oral appliances keep the airway unobstructed during sleep. Our dentists at Dental Associates of Arlington are highly trained in fitting and maintaining a wide variety of oral devices made to reposition the mandible, retain the tongue below the airway and provide positive airway space to limit apnea episodes and the related loss of sleep.

"Patients who have snoring or sleep disorders are not aware that oral appliances can solve their problems," said Dr. Rachana Vora, DMD. "At Dental Associates of Arlington, our dental services focus on overall patient health, not just teeth.”

About Dental Associates of Arlington

Dental Associates of Arlington is a dental clinic in Arlington, MA providing sleep apnea appliances for patients who are intolerant to CPAP treatment. The practice also offers multi specialty dental care, such as endodontics, orthodontics, Invisalign, TMJ treatment periodontics & sleep apnea.

About Rachana Vora, DMD

Dr. Rachana Vora is a Sleep Apnea Specialist in Arlington. Dr. Vora has been practicing general dentistry for over fifteen years. Dr. Vora practices general and family dentistry including cosmetic, emergency, TMJ, sleep apnea and sedation dentistry. Dr. Vora received her DMD degree from Boston University. She received a Certificate in Clinical Research from New York University College of Dentistry.

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