Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Many people don't realize that they suffer from sleep disorders. If you snore or have trouble breathing while asleep, it could be a symptom of sleep apnea.

Find out if our treatment options are the right fit for you!

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder.
Your breathing stops or is reduced during sleep, disturbing your rest and sometimes leading you to wake up at night.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a type of sleep apnea. Nightly breathing disruptions occur due to obstruction or narrowing of the airways while asleep.

Snoring is a sound created during sleep.
It's when air flow causes your throat tissues to vibrate. It's common, but for some it can be chronic, severe, or a sign of other problems.

What are symptoms of sleep apnea?

If you experience any of the following, it could be a sign that your quality of sleep is being affected by your physiology or a sleep disorder.


Difficulty breathing during sleep

Choking or gasping for air while asleep

Nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism)

Repeated awakening at night

Awakening with dry mouth

Daytime fatigue, lack of focus

Some cases of TMJ, jaw pain, or headaches

Modern solutions for better sleep

Today, advancements in dentistry have developed oral appliances to treat mild-to-moderate sleep apnea cases and other problems with breathing while asleep.

  • These are more often convenient and less invasive than a traditional CPAP machine (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy).
  • Another option is braces or Invisalign® (in conjunction with jaw surgery). This may be able to decrease or even completely eliminate your sleep apnea, thus eliminating the need for CPAP or oral appliance therapy.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Patients undergoing oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea can anticipate a customized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs, aimed at providing relief from sleep apnea symptoms with a focus on optimal oral health.


  • Personalized treatment plan by an orthodontist

  • Radiographs - panoramic and/or cephalometric
    (as precribed by the orthodontist)

  • Custom mandibular advancement device

  • Device adjustments and follow-up visits (as needed for up) to one year

Learn about other care options** for sleep apnea:

** Orthodontic treatments in conjunction with jaw surgery.
*Additional fees may apply for any dental treatments, additional radiographs, or referrals to other professionals which may be required prior to starting your sleep apnea treatment.

How it works

Here's what you can expect from sleep apnea therapy at our Vaudreuil-Dorion clinic.



We perform an intraoral exam and take x-ray imaging, evaluating your airways and oral health history. A sleep test may be prescribed.


Preparation (If necessary)

Certain patients may need physiotherapy, surgery, or other preparations for sleep apnea care, depending on your case and goals.


Custom care

We create a custom oral appliance or orthodontic plan for your unique needs and biology, depending on your choice of treatment option.

Poor sleep can be dangerous

Sleep affects overall health

Poor sleep is linked to problems with immunity, digestion, growth, and more. These issues compound over time.

OSA can shorten life expectancy

Continually interrupted sleep damages the brain. It can increase your risk of illnesses like heart disease or diabetes.

Poor performance at work or school

Sleep quality impacts energy and attention. Not sleeping well makes it difficult to function and can be hazardous.

Commonly Asked Questions

Understanding snoring and sleep apnea treatment in Vaudreuil-Dorion:

How is sleep apnea treated?

Orthodontists are now able to alleviate the obstructions by repositioning the jaws using a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD).

We can also do this with braces or Invisalign (in conjunction with jaw surgery).

What is an oral appliance for sleep apnea?

A Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) is much like a mouthguard. Your orthodontist designs a custom appliance to fit your unique breathing needs. We use Somnodent® Avant™ MADs.

How long do I need to wear a MAD?

Every patient's condition and needs are unique. Most people should wear the device daily at night. Others can alternate with a CPAP machine. Our orthodontic specialists will determine the appropriate routine for you.

Are there other options to treat sleep apnea and snoring?

Traditionally, sleep apnea treatment is CPAP therapy (a machine connected to a mask or mouthpiece that provides steady airflow while sleeping). Some find this uncomfortable or inconvenient compared to MAD or other orthodontic options.

Snoring is sometimes mildly helped by nasal strips, changes in sleep position, or lifestyle adjustments. However, you should assess if your snoring might be a medical concern if it's chronic or severe.

How much does a dental appliance for sleep apnea cost?

The mandibular advancement device is custom-made for you and requires follow-ups to assess effectiveness. The cost of sleep apnea treatment at our Vaudreuil-Dorion clinic depends on the complexity of your case. Our flexible financing makes this easier!

Who is eligible for MADs?

You must have stable gum and dental health and an applicable form of sleep disorder. As sleep apnea can be dangerous or even fatal, early detection and treatment are important.

"Almost 1 billion people worldwide are estimated to have sleep apnea."

- National Library of Medicine [2]

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Dental Braces

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Aligner tray systems for straightening teeth are convenient, comfortable, and nearly imperceptible in appearance.

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(450) 319-0338

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3040 Blvd de la Gare Unit #2
QC J7V 0H1

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