With about a third of our life spent sleeping, it is important to maximise its quality to enhance our day to day lives in the best way possible. Sleep medicine is a complex area which requires in-depth assessment of each person to determine the best way to manage and treat the symptoms. It is equally important for you to understand how everything relates to your issues which is covered with detailed education and demonstrations.
1. Oral Appliance Therapy Consultation
Each consultation involves:
- Detailed information and education
- Outlined process for diagnosis
- Treatment options explained
- Example demo models of different oral appliances
- Comprehensive oral, airway and jaw examinations
- Organisation of referral for sleep study for diagnosis (if required)
The creation of an oral appliance for therapy requires a proper diagnosis by sleep study with full results and treatment recommendations. If you have already completed a sleep study and received your diagnosis, please call 0410 420 790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise an appointment for assessment and oral appliance creation.
2. Impressions, Analysis and Measurements
Once a suitable oral appliance has been agreed upon, a set of teeth impressions are required along with certain measurements so the laboratory can begin creation of your customized individual oral appliance.
Once this has been completed, the appliance can take between 3-5 weeks to be finished depending on the type of appliance.
3. Take home your oral appliance
Once the oral appliance has arrived back from the laboratory, the final fit will be checked, adjusted if needed and detailed instructions will be given on how to clean and care for it.
Initially some time will be needed to get used to the appliance, and then it will be slowly adjusted forward as needed to gain further success.
4. Regular reviews
Regular reviews of sleep status, symptoms and the condition of your oral appliance is strongly recommended.