Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Dental Treatment

Your Premier Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic

Welcome to Yi Dentistry, a leading dental sleep medicine practice in Edinburg. At Yi Dentistry, we specialize in using a diverse range of oral appliances to tailor a unique treatment plan that suits your individual needs.


Oral Appliance Therapy at
Yi Dentistry

When you visit Yi Dentistry, expect a thorough examination, including a detailed history, and a head, neck, and throat evaluation. This assessment, in conjunction with your medical doctor’s diagnosis, helps us select the most effective oral appliance therapy options. We coordinate with your physician to find the best solution for your snoring or sleep apnea condition.

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Customized Appliances for Yi Dentistry Patients

Dr. Sul Ki Yi Dentist

Dr. Sul Ki Yi

Owner | Dentist | American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Qualified

Dr. Yi completed the AADSM Mastery course 1 and is an AADSM Qualified Dentist.
He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Rio Grande Valley Dental Society. 

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Our Approach


Oral appliance therapy is our primary treatment modality, offering an effective solution for both snoring and sleep apnea.

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our vision

Educating and Empowering Patients

At Yi Dentistry, we believe in informing and educating our patients about their treatment options. We discuss the risks, benefits, and expected outcomes of different therapies, including the suitability of oral appliances for your specific case. Our commitment extends beyond the initial treatment phase, offering follow-up care to ensure long-term effectiveness and comfort.

Answers to Your FAQs

Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Dental Treatment Questions

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us.

Dentistry plays a crucial role in treating sleep apnea, particularly obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dentists can offer oral appliance therapy, which involves custom-fitting a device similar to a mouthguard. This appliance helps maintain an open airway during sleep, thereby reducing sleep apnea symptoms and snoring. Dentists are also skilled in identifying the oral signs of sleep apnea, such as teeth grinding and a small lower jaw.

How effective is oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea?

Oral appliance therapy is highly effective for many patients, especially those with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. It’s also a suitable option for patients who find CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines uncomfortable or impractical. Studies show that oral appliances can significantly reduce apnea episodes and improve sleep quality. However, effectiveness can vary based on the individual’s specific condition and the appliance’s design.

Can dental issues cause snoring or sleep apnea?

Certain dental issues can contribute to snoring and sleep apnea. For example, a misaligned bite or issues with jaw structure can lead to a narrower airway, increasing the risk of airway obstruction during sleep. Additionally, large tonsils or an elongated soft palate can also contribute to snoring and sleep apnea. Regular dental check-ups can help identify these issues early on.

What are the signs that a dentist might notice indicating sleep apnea?

A dentist may notice several signs indicative of sleep apnea during a routine examination. These include worn tooth surfaces (from grinding or clenching), a small or recessed jaw, a large tongue, redness or scalloping at the edges of the tongue, and changes in the soft palate. Patients who report frequent headaches, daytime sleepiness, or a partner’s observations of snoring and breathing pauses can further hint at sleep apnea.

Is oral appliance therapy covered by insurance?

Coverage for oral appliance therapy varies depending on the individual’s insurance plan. Many health insurance plans do cover oral appliances, especially if the patient has a formal diagnosis of sleep apnea from a sleep specialist. It’s important for patients to check with their insurance provider to understand their coverage specifics, including deductibles and copayments. Some dental insurance plans might also offer coverage for these appliances.

Important Updates

Insurance Coverage

Dr. Yi’s Commitment to Expanding Insurance Options: Dr. Yi, Owner and Dentist of Yi Dentistry is currently in the midst of obtaining credentials with various medical insurance providers to cover the costs of oral sleep appliances. This initiative reflects our ongoing commitment to making our specialized dental sleep medicine services more accessible and affordable for our patients.

Current Payment Information: At present, the cost of oral sleep appliances at Yi Dentistry is an out-of-pocket expense. We understand that managing healthcare costs is a significant concern for many of our patients, and we strive to provide clear and upfront information about all treatment expenses.

Stay Updated with Yi Dentistry

We encourage our patients to stay connected with us for the latest updates on our insurance credentialing process. As soon as Dr. Yi is credentialed with medical insurances, we will inform our patients, making the process of obtaining an oral sleep appliance more convenient and financially accessible.

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Your Health, Our Commitment

At Yi Dentistry, your long-term health is our priority. We are dedicated to being a part of your health journey, ensuring you make informed decisions for a healthier sleep and life.

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