Are there any side effects of Oral Appliance Therapy?
As with any medical equipment side effects can occur, with most being minor in presentation and resolved with some simple adjustments. However, joint or teeth discomfort may occur and the possibility of bite alteration exists, and if not resolved may necessitate the discontinued use of the oral appliance. Any and all side effects will be monitored and addressed by Dr. Gibbs if they occur.
Can the Oral Appliance replace my CPAP machine?
Yes, in cases where mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea has been diagnosed, the oral appliance is usually a stand alone treatment and a very effective cpap alternative. Some patients choose to use the appliance strictly for travel.
Will my insurance cover the cost of the oral device?
We have excellent success with Medical Insurance companies covering the majority, if not all of the cost of this treatment. Our Sleep Apnea Insurance Coordinator works specifically with your medical insurance carrier to authorize a pre-certification and maximize reimbursement.
How much does Oral Appliance Therapy cost?
The cost for treatment varies depending on your insurance carrier. However, the cost is all inclusive for up to 3 years. This includes an optional free consultation, diagnosis office visit, delivery of appliance, follow up appointments, and pulse oximetry monitoring. We suggest subsequent 1 year follow up appointments to evaluate and confirm the continual functional benefit of the appliance. After 3 years, there will be an office appointment fee for these visits. There is also a 3 year warranty of the mechanism of the appliance.