So, you’ve received your SomnoDent® or SomnoBrux® device.
Welcome to the family. Get ready to enjoy better health and better sleep as a SomnoMed patient. On this page, you’ll find answers to questions that patients often have regarding their device. At SomnoMed, we’re continually innovating and evolving our products so be sure to register your details with us, and follow us on social media so you can keep up with the latest developments and findings.
How to claim health fund benefits for your device
For obstructive sleep apnea and snoring
Health Funds will pay some of the treatment costs of your SomnoDent device if you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea as a result of a sleep study in the past 3 years.
You’ll need to be covered for major dental benefits in order to claim. The amount rebated will depend on your level of cover. Talk to your Private Health Insurer about what they will reimburse. The item number to quote is #984.
For teeth grinding
Most health funds will pay some of the cost of your SomnoBrux device. You will need to be covered for dental benefits in order to claim. Talk to your Private Health Insurer about what amount they will pay. The item number to quote is #965
Every morning, after removing your device, rinse it under cold running water and wash with a small amount of liquid soap and a soft toothbrush. Fill your device container with fresh cold water and store the device in it throughout the day without the lid to ensure adequate air circulation.
Fill container with luke warm water and add a SomTab; leave to soak for 15 minutes only. After soaking, clean your device with a soft toothbrush rinse with fresh water and store immersed in water in container as usual.
Other helpful care tips:
- Keep your device out of direct sunlight.
- Never use toothpaste on the device as it contains abrasives and may damage your device.
- Never use hot or boiling water to clean your device.
- Always brush your teeth thoroughly prior to inserting your device for the evening.
Note: Cleaning tablets containing active oxygen for dentures may permanently damage the plastic of your device. The use of any cleaning agents not recommended by SomnoMed will void the device’s warranty.
Order SomTabs cleaning tablets for your device.
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