Sleep Apnea Treatment 2019-01-15T13:25:15+00:00

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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1. Obstructed Airway

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While we sleep, gravity and muscle relaxation allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissue to fall back into the throat area, collapsing the airway and obstructing the air flow.

2. SomnoDent Device

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Custom-fit by a dentist, SomnoDent® oral devices treat OSA by moving the lower jaw slightly forward. This forward movement keeps the airway open, preventing apneas.

3. Open Airway Therapy

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Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)® is a category of products that treat patients seeking an easy, efficient solution for OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea.

SomnoDent Oral Appliances

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  • Covered by Healthcare Insurance and Medicare
  • 9 out of 10 patients report device comfort
  • Clinically-Proven Alternative to CPAP
  • 1-3 Year Manufacturer Warranty on SomnoDent Oral Devices

FUSION™

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Innovative Design Offering Top-Rated Comfort and Freedom

SUAD™

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Durability for Bruxism Patients, Medicare Approved

HERBST ADVANCE®

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Compact Design for Smaller Mouths, Durable & Medicare Approved

AIR/AIR+

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Allows for freedom to open and close mouth; Affordable

Frequently Asked Questions

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“How much does a SomnoDent oral device cost?”

A: Depends on your medical insurance, if your dentist is in-network, if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, failed CPAP therapy, and the fees of the office you go to. You will need to speak directly with a SomnoDent Sleep Dentist near you to determine cost and coverage of your health plan for oral appliance therapy.

What if it doesn’t work for me?”

A: Even with products such as SomnoDent with proven clinical efficacy, not every treatment will work for every patient. If you have questions or concerns about whether SomnoDent has improved your condition, you should return to your medical or dental provider to discuss your options.

“Is it covered by insurance?”

A: SomnoDent oral devices will most likely not be covered by your dental insurance but are covered by many health insurance plans as a medical device to treat sleep apnea. Please contact your health insurance provider for information relative to your specific case. Many providers require a sleep apnea diagnosis.

“Are there side effects?”

A: Most of the side effects or using COATTM are considered minor and typically subside after the first week or two. The three primary side effcts are tooth discomfort, TMJ (jaw joint) or muscular discomfort, and tooth movement or bite changes. Your SomnoDent provider should provider you with morning exercises and repositioning. Although other minor complications are possible, like salivation changes and dry lips.

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