Oral Appliance Therapy - Fort Worth, TX
Your Simple & Effective Sleep Solution
For decades, CPAP therapy has been the gold standard for sleep apnea treatment, and in fact, it’s still the most prescribed method today. However, many patients find this approach to be too uncomfortable, which is why research has shown that as many as 50% of the people who should be using a CPAP actually stop within the first year.
At our dental office, Mitch Conditt, DDS is able to offer a much simpler and more conservative solution with oral appliance therapy. He has used this approach for decades to help people in and around Dallas-Ft. Worth overcome snoring and sleep apnea, and whether you need treatment for the condition or just want to get rid of your CPAP, he has the knowledge and experience you need so you can start getting the rest you deserve.
Why Choose Us for Oral Appliance Therapy?
- Custom-made sleep appliances for every patient
- Proven to treat sleep apnea & stop snoring
- Viable alternative to CPAP therapy
What is Oral Appliance Therapy?
With oral appliance therapy, a patient simply wears a small, custom-made mouthguard to bed each night. It will slightly shift the lower jaw forward, and this will prevent the airway from becoming blocked and cutting off breathing.
Dr. Conditt personally designs all of his patients’ appliances so they both fit comfortably as well as provide effective treatment. This approach has been shown to improve the sleep quality for 90% of the people who use it consistently, and it’s even been shown to be a viable alternative to a CPAP machine.
Who is a Good Candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy?
- Patients who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea
- Patients who need help to stop snoring
- Patients who are CPAP intolerant
- Patients who are interested in using a treatment other than a CPAP machine
- Patients who have undergone corrective surgery and still experience sleep apnea symptoms
- Patients who could benefit from combined therapy
How Can You Get an Oral Appliance?
If you believe that you might have sleep apnea, have already been diagnosed with the condition, or simply want to stop snoring, then we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mitch Conditt. At this appointment, he’ll give you a brief exam and discuss all of your treatment options.
If you HAVEN’T been diagnosed with sleep apnea yet, he will refer you to one of his partner sleep labs to undergo a sleep test. Depending on the results of that test, he and your sleep doctor may recommend that you receive an oral appliance.
If you HAVE been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you’ll need a prescription from your sleep doctor to receive an oral appliance. Dr. Conditt can help walk you through this process to make things nice and simple.
If you just want help with snoring, you will not need to undergo a sleep test, and Dr. Conditt will simply give you an exam and then fit you for an appliance if he thinks one would help.
And, after you’ve gotten an oral appliance from us, we will properly calibrate is as well. Most oral appliances are adjustable, and finding the right setting is paramount to it providing an effective treatment that is also comfortable. This process usually takes a few appointments to complete, but Dr. Conditt works with trained technicians at local sleep labs that will help you find the perfect setting as fast as possible.
Is Oral Appliance Therapy Covered By Insurance?
Yes, most all medical insurance plans cover the cost of an oral appliance. Even though the appliance is being provided by a dentist (Dr. Conditt), it’s intended to treat a medical condition, sleep apnea, which is why it likely won’t be covered by your dental insurance.
Dr. Conditt is contracted with most all medical insurance companies for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
One Call For Better Sleep
If you’re tired of feeling tired every day or guilty because your snoring is keeping your bed partner up every night, Dr. Conditt is ready and able to help using his more than 30 years of experience. To learn more about oral appliances and how one could help you start sleeping better before you know it, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
Caring For Your Oral Appliance
With the proper care, an oral appliance from Dr. Conditt can easily provide relief from sleep apnea and TMJ pain for decades. Dr. Conditt recommends rinsing your appliance right before you use it and cleaning it with a toothbrush, liquid hand soap, and water at least once a day. He also endorses using two products at least once a week that can provide a much deeper clean: the Sonic Cleaner and Cleanadent Liquid Crystals. All a patient has to do is place their appliance in the Sonic Cleaner, soak it in the liquid crystals, and turn on the device. The cleaner uses high-frequency ultrasonic waves to loosen stubborn debris and plaque deposits, plus it enables the crystals to penetrate and deeply cleanse the appliance.
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