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
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.
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.
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.