When patients are told they have obstructive sleep apnea by their primary physician, they are in need of treatment. The first option typically suggested is CPAP therapy. This machine opens the airways with a stream of air. However, they are cumbersome and uncomfortable for many patients, resulting in noncompliance. Instead, the team of Brentwood Family Dental in Brentwood, California may suggest the use of sleep apnea appliances as an alternative.