Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
Unlike snoring, when the soft tissues in your throat vibrate, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when those same tissues close or obstruct your airway. To be properly diagnosed, please consult with your physician.

Will my insurance cover the cost of an oral appliance?
Most often patients with obstructive sleep apnea receive a 70-80% reimbursement (as a diagnosed medical condition) but it varies.

Do oral appliances hurt?
While sensations vary between patients, it should never hurt. Because appliances are lightweight and custom fit, most patients only notice it's in their mouth before falling asleep.

Can't I just wear a nasal strip?
Nasal strips only improve flow of airthrough the nose. The only effective way to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea is to increase the size of the entire air passage. Oral appliance therapy, therefore, is a more effective method.