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If you have noticed symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in yourself or a loved one, you should seriously consider paying a visit to a sleep dentist in Melbourne. Dr. Kenneth Mogell uses comfortable, effective oral appliance therapy to help patients breathe easy night after night. On this page, you will learn more about what to expect when you join our practice as a new patient.
Are you using a CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea in Melbourne? Are you frustrated with it? Is the machine uncomfortable to use, or is it too noisy? If you answered yes, you are far from alone! To determine if you could benefit from another kind of OSA treatment, we suggest that you take a few moments to complete our sleep evaluation. We will take a look at your answers and let you know if an oral sleep appliance might be a better option for you.
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In many cases, medical insurance is willing to cover at least a portion of the cost of oral appliance therapy. Although the treatment is provided by a dental professional, it is used to address a medical condition, so dental insurance will not cover it. We do not want our patients to worry about the cost of treatment. That is why we are happy to accept insurance plans from a long list of providers, including Medicare. To learn more about how we can use your insurance policy to help you save, click on the link below.
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New Patient FAQs
Would you like to learn more about our Melbourne practice and what we do? Here are answers to some questions that our patients frequently ask:
What Is an Oral Appliance?
An oral appliance is a custom-made dental device that is worn over the upper and lower teeth during sleep. The appearance of oral sleep appliances has been compared to that of an athletic mouthguard or orthodontic retainer. Although they may not be ideal for everyone, a properly fitted oral appliance has the potential to greatly reduce or eliminate snoring and sleep apnea.
How Long Does an Oral Appliance Last?
With proper care, your appliance may last for years. However, remember that oral appliances require periodic adjustments. When your appliance needs to be repaired or replaced, we can usually do this at a reduced fee.
Does an Oral Appliance Have any Side Effects?
The majority of people do not experience side effects from oral appliance therapy. However, some patients experience muscle tenderness, bite changes, and increased saliva production. Most side effects are temporary, and they will likely disappear after a few adjustments to your appliance.
I Hate My CPAP — Is an Oral Appliance Right for Me?
Most patients who dislike their CPAP can benefit from oral appliance therapy. However, you should not stop using your CPAP without consulting with a qualified sleep physician. Whether an oral appliance will work for you will depend on several factors. Our team will carefully evaluate your situation and make an expert treatment recommendation.