Southwest Virginia Sleep Center

Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Therapeutic Treatment for Myofacial Pain

4119 Brandon Ave. SW Roanoke, VA 24018


Monday-Wednesday 7:00am-5:00pm

Thursday 7:30am-3:00pm

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a prevalent sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep, with the most common form being obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In OSA, the airway becomes partially or completely blocked, leading to disrupted airflow. These interruptions, known as apneas, can last for a few seconds to minutes and may occur numerous times throughout the night. OSA is often associated with snoring, and if left untreated, it can result in fragmented sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and fatigue. Beyond these immediate effects, untreated OSA is linked to serious health issues such as hypertension, cardiovascular problems, and impaired cognitive function.

Diagnosis typically involves sleep studies, and treatment options range from lifestyle changes and positional therapy to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices or surgery, depending on the severity. An alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is oral appliance therapy, offering a viable option for those who find CPAP challenging. Seeking professional medical advice is crucial for effectively managing and improving overall sleep quality, especially in cases of obstructive sleep apnea, where various treatment approaches, including oral appliance therapy, can be considered.

Our Process

1. Screening Paperwork (Myofacial Pain/Obstructive Sleep Apnea)

2. Clinical Myofacial Pain Examination and Airway Assessment

3. Sleep Study/Diagnosis

4. Results Consultation and Treatment Plan

5. Appliance Records. Trigger Point Therapy, and/or Botulinum Toxin - A Therapy as Prescribed for Treatment

6. Appliance Delivery/Follow-Up


Our state-of-the-art oral appliance therapy offers a revolutionary solution for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Our advanced devices work by gently repositioning the jaw and tongue to maintain an open airway during sleep, preventing the interruptions in breathing characteristic of OSA. This comfortable and non-intrusive technology is designed to ensure optimal airflow, promoting restful sleep without the need for cumbersome masks or machinery. With our commitment to utilizing the latest advancements, you can trust in the efficacy of our oral appliance therapy. Experience a personalized and effective approach to OSA treatment that prioritizes your comfort and well-being, backed by cutting-edge technology. Sleep soundly with confidence, knowing our innovative devices are tailored to enhance your sleep quality.

Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance

Our advanced oral appliance stands as a reliable solution for addressing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with a focus on user comfort and effectiveness. This intricately designed device features a compact build, ensuring a comfortable fit during use. Its primary function involves the gentle repositioning of the jaw and tongue, actively preventing airway blockages that characterize OSA, promoting uninterrupted breathing during sleep.

Distinguished by its user-friendly design, our oral appliance eliminates the need for cumbersome masks and machinery, streamlining the OSA treatment process. Crafted from high-quality and durable materials, the device guarantees longevity and reliability. The ease of wear and maintenance enhances the overall user experience, providing a practical and hassle-free solution for individuals seeking to improve their sleep quality.

Watch Pat Sleep Test

Unlock valuable insights into your sleep patterns with the Watch Pat sleep test. This innovative technology allows you to monitor and analyze crucial sleep metrics in the comfort of your own home. The Watch Pat sleep test provides a comprehensive evaluation of your sleep quality, detecting potential issues such as sleep apnea, restless legs, and other sleep disorders. The non-intrusive device is easy to use, requiring minimal setup, and provides accurate data. Take control of your sleep health and explore the convenience and effectiveness of the Watch Pat sleep test today.

Dr. E. Lynn Copeland

Dr. E. Lynn Copeland is a general dentist that previously worked for a Dental Sleep Center and became passionate about helping patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). “I was able to see firsthand how treating the airway gave patients their lives back.” She helped establish a Sleep Apnea program for five dental offices in the Charleston, SC area.

“I feel so blessed to partner with a dental group as passionate about helping patients as I am. Henritze Dental Group has invested in the best, most up-to-date equipment to aid in treating OSA. By utilizing such equipment, the optimal jaw position is determined; therefore, the results are repeatable and reliable for appliance therapy.”

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