Snoring is a sound that occurs during sleep when soft tissue in the upper airway vibrates as you breathe. Snoring is not natural and unless you are suffering from a cold or congestion, you should breathe effortlessly when you are awake or asleep. Yet night after night, 1 in 3 adults snore on a regular basis and up to 50% snore occasionally. This comes out to 80 million regularly snoring adults in the United States. Did you know that 59% of people report that their partner snores in bed to a level of their own sleep interruption? In addition, 23% of couples sleep in separate beds, a trend increasingly dubbed “sleep divorce”. Snoring cannot only be a destructive force in a relationship but a sign of much greater health issues that are going on.
Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring as well as Obstructive Sleep Apnea. An oral appliance is worn in the mouth only while you sleep and fits like a sports mouth guard or orthodontic retainer. Oral appliances support your jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Many patients consider an oral appliance to be more comfortable to wear and convenient than a CPAP device. Oral appliances also are small, adjustable, affordable, portable and easy to care for.
Snoring is not sexy and can be a real message from your body that there is more at risk than just your relationship!
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Both my daughters were treated by Dr. Harrell; quads, braces, etc. I too just recently completed my treatment. He made wearing braces at 47 easy. Dr. Harrell is a wizard when it comes to creating a beautiful smile! His staff are well trained and make you feel at home when you walk in the door. Our family will always use Dr. Harrell!"
Dr. Harrell is a really nice person. He always makes sure that he doesn't hurt you while he is putting the braces in. Today I went there and he looked at my teeth and he gave me a high five. He said they looked great. Dr. Harrell is really nice.
6 years of treatment and I'm finally complete. Dr. Harrell's office is filled with love. I would get so excited every time I had a checkup knowing (1. I get to leave school early lol) but mostly because I get to see my girls. (other than Dr. H, I love to see him too)!! I'm 17 years old and HIGHLY recommend you coming to Dr. Harrell's office. Ya won't regret it!!
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I had braces, and surgery for screws to correct problems, which were later taken out. I had bad headaches before my braces, but this corrected my problem. I haven't had a headache since. Thanks, Dr. Harrell!
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The staff were delightful and friendly. I had been doing research about my snoring problems. Dr. Harrell went above and beyond explaining my options to me. He is very knowledgeable and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone!
This office provides a comfortable environment for children and adults. Dr. Harrell does splint therapy, sleep appliances, as well as orthodontic treatment. I highly recommend them!