This popular treatment device is not considered a dental appliance for sleep apnea but may be paired with additional oral appliances that you, your dentist, and your doctor agree on.
This oral appliance for sleep apnea is the most popular option. It looks just like a mouth guard used in sports and helps treat sleep apnea by controlling jaw position while sleeping.
Slightly less common than the MAD, this dental appliance for sleep apnea works as a splint inside a patient's mouth, holding the tongue in place to keep airways clear at night.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include extreme daytime drowsiness, excessive or very loud snoring, sporadic periods where breathing is shallow or stops entirely, and morning headaches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider making an appointment to discuss sleep apnea treatment options.
Sleep apnea appliances help patients by keeping airways open at night. This is done in a few ways. Some oral sleep apnea devices control jaw positioning while others limit tongue movement. To find out which solution is best for you, schedule an appointment with your dentist.
Yes! Alternatives include MAD dental devices for sleep apnea and splints — commonly known as tongue retaining devices.
Many people find the mask and hose needed for a CPAP to work properly very uncomfortable and inconvenient. Thankfully, there are more options available conveniently from your dental office.
In many cases, insurance does cover the cost (or partial cost) of sleep apnea devices. Sleep apnea is considered a medical condition that affects many aspects of a patient’s life. Call your insurance provider to talk about payment options.
On average, dental appliances for sleep apnea range from $1,800 to $2,000, according to the American Sleep Association. The cost of these mouthguards comes from the customization required to make them for every patient individually. Talk to your dentist and insurance provider about how to cover dental devices such as MADs.
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