We typically schedule patients for 3 follow-up visits to optimize care. During these appointments, over a 3 month period, we assess the progress of your treatment and optimize your oral appliance. In all cases, we access treatment outcome with follow-up sleep testing and QA assessment.
Oral appliance therapy for OSA and TMD/TMJ is very similar, using an intraoral plastic device to reposition your lower jaw, optimizing airway and helping joint and muscle function.
When oral appliances are optimally adjusted and if patients are compliant in use of device, they have been shown to be highly effective and easy for patients to accommodate. However, response to treatment varies and can be less or more effective depending on patient differences.
Oral appliances (durable medical equipment) can last 3-5 years or more. However, the oral environment can be harsh, shortening the life of the device. Also, some patients may not take as good care of their appliances as others, again limiting the life of the device.
Yes! We communicate with you and your physician throughout the treatment process.
Bring any records and prior oral appliances that are related to your condition. We will contact your referring physician and request necessary medical records.
Oral appliance therapy is considered a medical procedure and is covered under your Medical insurance (Durable Medical Equipment / E0486). We are providers for most insurance companies. Patients are responsible for co-pays, deductibles and non-covered expenses. In healthcare today, it is important for patients to reach out to their insurance company directly to clearly understand the benefits and the plans limitations.
We accept cash, checks and credit cards for treatment provided.
Appointments can be cancelled with 48 hour notice. There is an applicable $100 late cancellation and missed appointment fee.
We understand there are a number of treatment options available and that you may have questions about how to proceed. Feel free to contact us, schedule an evaluation, and find out if oral appliance therapy is right for you.
130 La Casa Via
Bldg 2, Suite 104B
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 935-2918 Phone
(925) 935-1532 Fax
Mon-Thu: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri – Sun: CLOSED