Oral Appliance Evaluation and Treatment Plan
My team and I have special training and equipment to determine the best appliance design for your needs. There are about 120 different appliances in current use.
Initial evaluation includes:
- Medical and Dental history
- Evaluation to determine the most appropriate oral applaince
- Using sound wave technology to evaluate the nasal passageway and size of the airway in various sleep positions (rhinometer and pharyngometer)
- Necessary radiographs
When Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is indicated:
- Impressions of the upper and lower teeth are taken
- Appliance is dental laboratory fabricated
- Appliance is inserted, fitted and adjusted to maximize effectiveness
- Ongoing case management includes short and long term follow-up. (This includes evaluating your responses to the OAT, the condition of the appliance and your comfort with the treatment)
- We offer an at home overnight sleep study to measure blood and oxygen levels, apneic events and sleeping stages.