Anyone using a dental appliance and getting a better result than CPAP?

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cstrauss94
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I used one for a couple years and had great results but it was more uncomfortable than the mask. I did it as a trial experiment for my dental office so I had to do it for 2 years or I would have had to pay for it. At the time it was almost $1000 and my insurance didn’t cover it. I switched back to the mask and it wasn’t nearly as hard to get used to after wearing the appliance. The appliance actually hurt to wear and most nights I would wake up and find it lodged in random crevices in my husband or myself


amazed.stallworth
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I wish. My trial of a dental appliance was a failure...had the same numbers as pre-treatment. That being said, the oral appliance treatment works well for two of my friends.


KaiKoester98
Answered 10 months ago    reply

I tried the oral appliance & when I did another sleep study with it, my numbers were the same as using nothing. Unfortunately it didn't work for me.


cstrauss94
Answered 10 months ago    reply

Just to clarify my statement, I did not have another sleep study done with the appliance. I kept a journal with input from me and my husband for the study. We logged things like snoring, gasping, what I ate, if I had a headache when I woke up ect. My insurance wouldn’t cover another sleep study. They only authorize 2 for initial dx and one every 6 years if needed based on numbers.


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