Sleep Apnea

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Dr. Lupi’s orthodontic care helps our patients look great, but we can also help solve significant health issues, like obstructive sleep apnea.

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Sleep apnea is a common problem in the United States but also a dangerous one. One of the most difficult forms of the disorder is obstructive sleep apnea, which is when the muscles of the throat relax, causing the windpipe to be obstructed. This cuts off the flow of air, meaning sufferers often choke or stop breathing in their sleep.


At James E. Lupi DDS, we offer a potential solution to individuals in Stafford, VA who are struggling to manage their obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Lupi can create a sleep apnea appliance that can improve breathing and reduce obstructive episodes.

Orthodontic Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

People are often surprised to learn that some orthodontists are qualified to treat obstructive sleep apnea. James E. Lupi DDS has spent years learning about methods. The most common form of treatment available is the creation of the appliance, which fits in the mouth and realigns the jaws. This stops the throat muscles from relaxing, reducing the chances of obstruction during your sleep.

A Sleep Apnea Appointment

To receive treatment in Stafford, VA from James E. Lupi DDS, you need to have an official diagnosis from a medical physician, and a current sleep study. Although orthodontists can treat the disorder, they are not permitted to diagnose it.

Once you have your diagnosis, contact our office to schedule an appointment. We’ll ask that you bring all of this documentation along to your first visit. If an appliance might work for you, we take a 3D image of your mouth and perform x-rays to create an appliance specific to you.

Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If you think you might have obstructive sleep apnea, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible and to seek further treatment. A sleep apnea orthodontic appliance from James E. Lupi DDS can help manage symptoms like:

  • Loud snoring
  • Waking up choking or unable to breathe
  • Chronic halitosis
  • Morning headaches
  • Decreased libido
  • Increased irritability
  • Tiredness during the day
  • Dry mouth when waking up
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day

Get in Touch!

(540) 720-4178

471 Garrisonville Rd, #101, Stafford, VA 22554

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