Rye Smiles for Life
10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030
However, I’m a nighttime grinder and I have worn a tooth-guard fitted by Dr Rye for some years.
And a few years ago I acquiesced to being treated for sleep apnea and chose to go to a dental appliance (which holds your jaw in an optimal position for improved breathing) rather than the CPAP machine. I have to say that the dental appliance was a vast improvement in my quality of life.
I had before and after sleep studies to check the efficacy of the dental appliance. The particular sleep clinic computes a single number from the night of sleep events from 10 for “normal” to 30 for “life-threatening”. My number was 50.
The appliance fitting took a month – you’re changing your bite at night, especially if you grind, and the appliance needs to be adjusted until you’re comfortable. but After having the dental appliance fitted my number was 13!
And I didn’t need the sleep study to know that it was working. It was like coming out of a fog. And Darling Wife is sleeping all night now too! (PS: Dr Rye wears a sleep apnea dental appliance as well.)
So Darling Wife and I highly recommend Dr Rye and his team for the friendly, professional service they’ve provided.”