We are committed to achieving the highest quality results!
Obstructive sleep apnea treatment where we offer a simple and effective alternative to CPAP
Treating patients requiring TMJ therapy
Orthodontics where there is an emphasis on non-extraction therapies
Board Certified By The American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
After graduating from the University of Alabama, Dr. Irwin earned his dental degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1968 where he received the Scholastic Achievement Award and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
CPAP- (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)
This is the most common and effective treatment for sleep apnea. It acts as a pneumonic splint using forced air to remove the obstruction in the throat, and drive air into the lungs. The biggest problem with CPAP is that even though it is very effective, it is not well tolerated by many patients for a number of different reasons.
Oral appliance therapy is a conservative alternative to CPAP. It provides a non-invasive form of treatment that has a high level of compliance as it is small, comfortable, portable, and effective. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine oral appliances are an appropriate treatment option for sleep apnea patients “with mild-moderate sleep apnea who prefer them to CPAP, or who do not respond to, are not appropriate candidates for, or who fail attempts with CPAP.”