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

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cstrauss94
Answered 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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