Everything You Need To Know About Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral Appliance Therapy with a SomnoMed device is a clinically proven treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Oral Appliance Therapy with a SomnoMed device is a clinically proven treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A primary treatment method or an alternative to CPAP, Oral Appliance Therapy is comfortable, discreet, and effective.
Wondering how exactly it works, and, just as importantly, how you go about getting a SomnoMed oral appliance? We’ve broken it down for you below.
How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Work?
A SomnoMed sleep apnea oral appliance is an FDA-cleared, custom-fitted dental device specially designed to be an effective, comfortable, and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or used as a primary treatment method for mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The appliance works by moving the lower jaw forward, clearing the airway and giving you a safe and soundless sleep.
Why Should You Try Oral Appliance Therapy?
Over 40%* of patients stop CPAP therapy after 0-6 months. Oral Appliance Therapy is a great alternative to CPAP due to its comfort, ease of use, and discretion. Most patients find it to be more comfortable and just as effective as CPAP, making it a perfect solution for patients who dislike CPAP therapy or want to avoid surgery. It can also be used as a primary treatment method for mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
*internal company estimate
How Much Will Oral Appliance Therapy Cost?
Oral Appliance Therapy is covered under most medical (not dental!) health insurance programs to treat sleep apnea – not snoring. In your initial visit with a sleep specialist (dentist or physician), ask for a preview of costs associated with your medical insurance.
How Do You Get Started With Oral Appliance Therapy?
- Talk To Your Doctor About Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Discuss your sleep apnea symptoms with your doctor and let them know you’re interested in Oral Appliance Therapy. Need assistance finding a provider? We can help!
- Get Tested and Diagnosed
Your physician may arrange for a simple home sleep test to provide a diagnosis, or you may be referred to a sleep specialist. Oral Appliance Therapy works best for mild to moderate sleep apnea.
- Get Fitted
If you’re a good fit for Oral Appliance Therapy, your physician will refer you to a sleep dentist. That sleep dentist will then scan or mold impressions and order a SomnoMed device designed and manufactured specifically for you!
To get started with Oral Appliance Therapy, you’ll need to be referred to a sleep specialist in your area from a provider. We can help with that! Contact us here: https://somnomed.co/en/contact/