The good news is that sleep breathing disorders are manageable and treatable, we do it here, in house with Dr. Elbert and his highly qualified staff.
What You Need to Know
Snoring is more than just noise. It is a common problem among all ages and genders, and it affects approximately 90 million American adults. Snoring is a red flag you may have sleep apnea, a deadly disorder if left untreated. We can evaluate you to determine if you do have sleep apnea, and offer you a solution.
In most cases an oral device can be custom fabricated to hold the airway open at night, therefore allowing that important oxygen to enter into the body and bloodstream. These devices are allowing patients to wake feeling rested, and keep high energy levels throughout the day.
Oral appliances are most effective in the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea although they do provide a treatment alternative for patients with severe OSA who cannot or will not tolerate positive airway pressure therapy.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this covered by insurance?
Oral appliance therapy is frequently covered by medical insurance, including Medicare, using the same criteria that is used for coverage of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. Contact us for a consultation to see if you are eligible for this life-saving therapy.
Is an OSA oral appliance comfortable to wear?
Oral appliances are considered the most comfortable and easy-to-use treatment options for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Am I a candidate for an oral appliance?
Most people are great candidates for an oral appliance. The only way to tell for sure would be to come in for a complimentary consultation at our office. When you come in we will test your airway using our Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Imaging system and we may also send you home with a portable sleep apnea monitor. Once everything is reviewed Dr. Elbert will discuss treatment options with you.
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