Snoring & Sleep Apnea Devices

Holland Sleep Apnea Dentist

If you were recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Holland, MI, as soon as possible. Obstructive sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that causes you to stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night. Thankfully, Dr. Habecker can create a custom oral appliance that will help keep your airways clear and prevent snoring.

Here’s what you need to know about getting a snoring and sleep apnea device at Macatawa Smiles.

Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

If you suspect you or your partner has sleep apnea, call our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Dr. Habecker can help you control your sleep apnea symptoms with an oral appliance.

Sleep apnea symptoms may include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Episodes where you stop breathing during sleep (witnessed by another person)
  • Waking up suddenly with shortness of breath
  • Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
  • Insomnia
  • Sleepiness during the day
  • Difficulty paying attention

If you recognize the above symptoms, be sure to also check out our blog post about the risk factors of sleep apnea.

How Snoring & Sleep Apnea Devices Work

Snoring and sleep apnea appliances are designed to hold your upper and lower teeth in a fixed position. The sleep apnea device will also hold your tongue forward to keep your airway clear while you sleep.

What to Expect During Your Appointments

During your first appointment with us, our Holland dentist will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the lab where your oral appliance will be made. When you come back for your second appointment, your snoring and sleep apnea device will be waiting for you. Before you go home, our dentist will make sure that the fit of your new device is comfortable and allows you to breathe easily.

A snoring and sleep apnea device can last for several years as long as you take good care of it. However, you’ll need to replace your device in the event your bite changes. For example, we may need to take impressions for a new device if you get a crown.

Request an Appointment with Dr. Habecker

Dr. Brenton Habecker is an experienced dentist in Holland, MI, who’s accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524.  You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team