Frequently Asked Questions
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There are many types of sleep apnoea/snoring oral appliances out there on the market but it is important to have an assessment to find the right one for you. They typically are similar to a small custom made mouthguard which cover both top and bottom teeth and act in different ways to help keep your jaw forward comfortably whilst you sleep.
© SomnoMed Avant
© GoodSleepCo Hush’d Pro
© 3D Sleep Nylon Dorsal MAS
Unlike the strongly discouraged and unproven ‘off-the-shelf’ appliances, these appliances are precision custom-fit for each individual using state-of-the-art technology 3D intra-oral scanning. It is extremely important that the appliances are adjustable as this will allow us to find the correct jaw advancement for you. Over time during your busy lives, circumstances may change, and adjusting the appliance will help with your current situation.
If taken great care of, these appliances generally can last for 5 years or more and for peace of mind, most appliance types come with a 3 year warranty against any breakages or defects. Any new appliances you have made in the future with us after your first one will always be done at reduced costs.
There are private health insurance rebates available for dental extras. Amount of rebates will depend on level and type of cover. Please use the following item codes and costs to quote this with your health insurer for more guidance as QLD Dental Sleep Therapy has no control over rebate amounts and requirements. Most health insurers allow direct claiming with HICAPS at your appointment. If you are in Bupa or HCF, these insurers require the second appointment paid up-front in full and for you to submit your receipt and supporting documentation to claim the rebate amount. QLD Dental Sleep Therapy bears no responsibility for whether rebates are claimable and strongly recommend you obtain the necessary documentation prior to starting if you wish to claim the rebate amount.
Appointment 1: (Consultation, intra-oral scans/impressions, assessment and analysis – Total Cost $400 + $500 deposit = $900)
017 (if referral present) or 015 (if referral not present) – $200
963 – $100
964 – $100
If proceeding with the MAS device, a $500 deposit is required to start fabrication (credited for the next appointment)
Appointment 2: (Mandibular advancement splint oral appliance )
984 – $1800-2100 (depending on appliance design and features) minus $500 deposit
Provider Number: 432697DK (for quotation purposes)
Most people who use oral appliances experience very little or no side effects with therapy. Minor side effects reported have included excessive saliva, jaw tenderness, bite changes or dry mouth. Most side effects are temporary and resolve over a short period of time or after adjustment of the device.
Majority of people who reported these minor side effects also say the massive positive change to their sleep and health far outweighs the minor issues
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