Oral Appliance Therapy

Researchers Identify Factors That Make Sleep Apnea Appliances More Effective

Many people who try CPAP for sleep apnea have difficulty adapting to the treatment. These people may spend months working with their sleep doctor to try to make CPAP work for them, and for many people CPAP will never work. Oral appliances are a CPAP alternative, and they’re [...]

Treating Sleep Apnea Reduces Diabetes Risk

We know that sleep apnea is linked to diabetes risk, including both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. There are still questions about whether sleep apnea actually causes diabetes, but the risk seems to be independent of shared risk factors like obesity.  [...]

Nose Piercings, Snoring, and Sleep Apnea

Piercings used to be unusual. Anything other than pierced ears for women, that is. But these days, many types of piercings have become common, including nose piercings. As these become more common, we have to be aware how they might impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep--and how they might affect people sleeping [...]

Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Save up to $18B in Migraine Costs

Migraines are one of the most disabling common medical conditions in the world. Because they are relatively common, affecting about 16% of the population, the impact of migraines adds up quickly. And because some migraine sufferers may have migraines 15 days or more a month, they may experience ongoing disability for nearly [...]

The Cost of Treatment

Sometimes we hear concerns from providers that oral appliances cost too much – either a perception of their own or one they hear from their patients.  In our office, the average out-ofw-pocket cost of treatment so far in 2018 is $972.  As a medical provider, everything we do goes through medical insurance, so everybody’s cost [...]

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