What Happens During My Oral Appliance Therapy Consultation?
During your initial consultation, your dental sleep specialist will obtain important background information, including your medical history, in order to find out more about your sleep apnea and/or snoring. The consultation includes a thorough dental examination which may include taking x-rays or reviewing existing x-rays to determine if you are a candidate for oral appliance therapy, like a sleep apnea mouthpiece.
If it is determined that you are a good candidate for this treatment option, dental impressions of your upper and lower teeth will be taken along with a bite registration. This will be used to fabricate your custom snoring mouth guard.
Dr. Marc Levin is specially trained in oral appliance therapy and experienced with prescribing various types of oral appliances. He will be able to determine which appliance is best suited for your specific needs.
For a new patient, the initial evaluation and implementation of an CPAP dental appliance can take several weeks to complete. This includes the examination, selection of the most appropriate oral appliance for snoring, and fitting to maximize the adaption and function of the appliance.
Ongoing care, including short and long term follow-ups are essential in the treatment of sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. They serve to assess the treatment of your disorder and the condition and effectiveness of your appliance.
If you are interested in learning more about oral appliance therapy in Philadelphia, schedule an appointment today.