If you're faced with a snoring or sleep apnea issue, a CPAP machine doesn't need to be your only option. At ADVENT, we understand that your sleep concerns are unique to you and so is your comfortability with a CPAP machine. Not all CPAP machines were created equal.
If you've been told a CPAP machine is your only option for your snoring or sleep apnea, you don't need to spend anymore sleepless nights avoiding it. You may be a great candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy as an alternative to a CPAP machine.
How an Oral Appliance Works
An oral appliance that treats snoring and sleep apnea is a small device worn in the mouth during sleep. Similar to a sports guard or orthodontic appliance, the oral appliance (also known as a mandibular advancement device or dental appliance) is non-invasive and will work to reposition and stabilize your lower jaw, tongue, soft palate, and uvula.
While an oral appliance is a temporary treatment option, it prevents the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat and promotes adequate air intake to relieve sleep apnea.
Oral Appliance Therapy Insurance Coverage
Given the complexity of insurance, we have a team of specialists ready to guide you throughout the process. While an oral appliance does require a referral, ADVENT does not require a referral and is an in-network provider for many insurance carriers. Visit our Insurance page for a list of in-network providers.
For specific questions contact us at 888.938.3838.
Oral Appliance Therapy at ADVENT
With thousands of positive reviews and industry-leading Sinus and Sleep Surgeons, ADVENT is an internationally known leader in treating snoring and sleep apnea.
If determined you are a good candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy, you'll follow these steps through The Patient Journey™:
During your first visit, we'll evaluate The Breathing Triangle®. This examination of your nose and throat with a tiny, lighted camera is crucial to finding the root of your snoring or sleep apnea concerns.
Your provider may recommend an at home sleep study. Conveniently worn for one night, the at home sleep study measures snoring and oxygen levels to help detect sleep apnea.
To further assess the root cause of your problem you will receive an in-office CT scan. Your provider will immediately review the results with you and discuss how ADVENT can alleviate any nasal obstructions that may be causing your snoring or sleep apnea.
Your Physician will provide the best approach to your treatment plan to address the areas of concerns. If it is determined blocked sinus passageways are contributing to your sleep concerns, he/she may recommend a simple, in-office procedure or medical management. A Treatment Coordinator will schedule any procedures and answer any insurance questions you have.
Finally, you will begin working with a Dental Specialist to custom select, design, fit and use your oral appliance.