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Oral Device Therapy

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Oral device therapy is an FDA-approved treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea.

Our experience has found that each patient requires a unique approach to treatment. Oral devices offer an effective option that our patients find successful at reducing sleep apnea symptoms.

Oral device therapy may be for you if:

If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, which is the most common type of the disorder.

You have tried using CPAP, and it isn’t for you.

South Chicago Sleep Lab works with dentists in Chicago who specialize in this treatment. Our team will guide you through a consultation, testing, and diagnosis process that will allow sleep providers to determine if oral device therapy is right for you.

We understand that navigating sleep apnea and its treatments can be overwhelming. South Chicago Sleep Lab will help you navigate the entire process. 

Overview of Oral Device Therapy

Oral device therapy is designed to treat symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. These oral appliances, which resemble a mouthguard or a retainer, are worn during the night while the patient sleeps.

Oral devices are worn during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. 

These devices work by:

Repositioning the jaw or tongue while you sleep

Remove physical blockages of the upper airway

Opening up your airway to allow for unobstructed passage

Today, multiple oral devices on the market are FDA-approved to treat obstructive sleep apnea, showing their safety and efficacy. 

The right device for you will depend on your diagnosis, anatomical needs, preferences, and insurance coverage. 

Oral devices are provided by dentists who use dental sleep medicine (DSM) to treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea. 

Our clinic works with the best providers in the area and will refer you to where you can find the right treatment.

Benefits of Oral Device Therapy

Oral device therapy offers a number of benefits;

Portability:

These devices are easy to use at home or when traveling.

Comfort:

Our patients find these devices comfortable to wear.

Effectiveness:

These devices have been clinically proven to treat symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Our experience with patients has found the same.

Durability:

These devices can last 3 to 5 years if cared for properly.

Coverage of Oral Devices

Our goal at South Chicago Sleep Lab is to be as transparent as possible about costs. We offer clear pricing. When possible, we will help you file a claim to receive the largest possible benefit from your insurance provider.

Local providers offer oral device therapy and focus on treating sleep apnea with dental sleep medicine (DSM). Our team will coach you through the process of working with these clinics.

Oral devices are covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare, in a growing number of states. 

Get Started With Oral Device Therapy

Oral device therapy starts with a consultation and a sleep study. Don’t wait to complete a sleep study and treat sleep apnea. Sleep studies allow for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan, which can completely change your overall health and reduce future health risks. We will help you find a sleep study option that fits your schedule and budget.

Our process:

Step 1:

Complete an initial consultation

Step 2:

Learn how to take an at-home or in-lab sleep test

Step 3:

Receive an accurate diagnosis

Step 4:

Determine a treatment plan and receive a referral to a provider to treat your unique case of sleep apnea

Step 5:

Treat sleep apnea with CPAP or oral device therapy

What is the difference between CPAP and oral device therapy?

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and oral device therapy are approved to treat sleep apnea but are quite different. South Chicago Sleep Lab recognizes both treatments as effective options. CPAP machines generate a continuous stream of pressurized air into a mask sealed around your nose or mouth. CPAP is an approved treatment option for multiple types of sleep apnea. Oral device therapy uses custom-made appliances to reposition your jaw forward while you sleep. This treatment is FDA-approved for treating obstructive sleep apnea, the most common type. Our team will help you determine which treatment option is right for you. Schedule a virtual consultation to get started.

 

We offer virtual consultations, allowing you to meet with one of our sleep professionals in your home.