Sleep Apnea Treatments Without A CPAP
Financial Benefits of oral appliances through Comprehensive Sleep Care Center
Comprehensive Sleep Care Center is the ONLY sleep health center in the Washington, DC metro area to offer full medical insurance coverage for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy.
Other sleep centers require patients to visit a dentist not associated with the clinic. Although most insurance companies will cover the cost of oral appliances, patients at most other sleep clinics must pay the entire cost of the oral appliance up front, then wait for insurance reimbursement.
At Comprehensive Sleep Care Center, we will bill your insurance directly for the oral appliance. We also provide a discounted rate and flexible payment plan option through Care Credit for those without health insurance.
A visit with our in center dentist today can mean a future of healthier, quieter sleep
Some patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea benefit from wearing an oral appliance while they sleep. An oral appliance is just an acrylic device that fits over upper and lower teeth, almost like a set of retainers. Sleep apnea oral appliances have been in use for over fifteen years, and have been well received by our patients. At Comprehensive Sleep Care Center, we are unique, in that we are the only sleep health center in the DC metro area with a team of dentists on our staff to make it a fast, easy, and cost-effective process for an oral appliance.
Wear an oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea
Comprehensive Sleep Care Center’s dental specialists offer sleep solutions beyond the Masks
Millions suffer from the effects of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), yet few are aware of the potential health hazards. The warning signs of OSA include
- Frequent and loud snoring
- Daytime sleepiness
- Waking during the night gasping for breath
- Morning Headaches
- Grinding Teeth
Obstructive sleep apnea can lead to the following health issues:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease – including sudden cardiac death
- Type-2 Diabetes
- Weight Gain
- Greater risk of car accidents due to drowsiness
- Decreased Sex Drive
Pretty serious stuff if left untreated.
Now sleep apnea patients can breathe a sigh of relief
There may be solutions available that comfortably fit your lifestyle through a simple visit to our in-house board-certified dentist. Our Comprehensive Sleep Care Center dental specialist will work with our board-certified sleep medicine physicians to determine if our customized oral, dental appliance therapy is appropriate for your condition.
Our billing specialists will verify your health insurance benefits to determine coverage for an oral appliance option, and we will bill your health insurance company directly – subject to your plan’s co-pay and any deductible.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy (OAT) is a non-invasive alternative to CPAP, for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatment. It is accepted and recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as a treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, and in cases where patients are unable to tolerate CPAP therapy. Our oral appliances are FDA approved, non-invasive, adjustable and portable.
Oral Appliance FAQs
How does Oral Appliance Therapy Work?
Oral appliances are similar in appearance to mouth guards or retainers and are worn only while you sleep. The appliances are custom fit and work by moving the lower jaw slightly forward to keep the airway open during sleep. They also keep the soft tissue in the mouth from collapsing and obstructing breathing. They are small, comfortable, silent, and easy to carry when traveling.
What are the benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy?
- Non-invasive treatment for mild to moderate sleep apnea, or in patients who have failed CPAP
- Significantly improves sleep apnea symptoms including oxygen saturation and daytime sleepiness
- Considerably higher compliance rates than CPAP
- A less cumbersome, more attractive solution to snoring and sleep apnea, compared to the CPAP mask
What kind of results can you expect?
An oral appliance must be custom-made to precisely fit in a patient’s mouth in order to achieve a good therapeutic effect. It will take several nights of wearing the device before you grow accustomed to it. Over time, most patients tolerate their device very well and experience significant improvements in snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.