Dental Services

Sleep Apnoea Appliances

Waking up tired? Snoring? Let’s discuss your dental treatment options!

Is disrupted, restless sleep or snoring impacting your life or even your partner’s? You may benefit from discussing this with your dentist to assess whether using a custom-made sleep apnoea dental appliance is for you.

If left untreated, sleep apnoea can lead to more serious health issues. Custom made dental appliances can be very effective in treating sleep apnoea, assisting with both snoring and insomnia. You may notice results immediately after the first use of the appliance, contributing to improved sleep and restored health.

What are Sleep Apnoea Appliances?

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea occurs during sleep when some of your muscles in the airway and throat relax, causing you to stop breathing for short periods of time. We want to assist you to get the rest your body deserves at night, to rest and refresh. That’s why at Maven Dental we offer sleep apnoea appliances that are designed to help treat your sleep apnoea or similar sleeping conditions. These devices are worn in the night to hold your jaw in a forward position to keep airways open, allowing you to breathe normally.

Custom-made sleep apnoea devices are fitted by your dentist. Unlike other sleep apnoea solutions such as CPAP machines, these appliances are very portable and easy to care for and may be the solution for you.

Need to know

Appointments

  • At least 2 appointments
    • At the consultation, your Maven dentist will do a full examination and discuss treatment with you
    • At the next visit, your custom-made appliance will be fitted
  • Further appointments may be necessary to adjust your appliance and for best performance, we recommend regular dental check-ups

How long it takes

  • Sleep apnoea appliances can take a few weeks due to the fact they are custom-made to fit
  • The consultation will take around 60 minutes
  • The next visit for fitting your appliance will take around 60 minutes
  • Follow up appointments are usually between 15 and 30 minutes

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history
  • Any problems you are experiencing for sleep apnoea or another sleep conditions

Before your appointment

  • No special preparation needed

After your appointment

  • You will feel a little discomfort while getting used to your appliance

You will need to follow care instructions as advised by your dentist.

Quick tip

  • You will notice a difference after the first night wearing your sleep apnoea appliance. It must be worn each night to get the best results.

FAQs

The cost of a sleep apnoea dental appliance will vary depending on the length and type of treatment necessary. If you have health insurance, your appliance may be covered under your policy. At your consultation, discuss with your Maven dentist and we will be able to provide an estimated price for the best treatment plan.

Your Maven dentist will assess with the best way to adjust to your sleep apnoea appliance. You may feel discomfort while adjusting to the fit of the appliance, however this should not last long.

At Maven Dental, we believe in analysing your overall oral health to assess beyond just your teeth to identify further issues. Some cases of sleep apnoea may need further assessment and a sleep study by a specialist. We recommend that you discuss this with your Maven dentist to ensure that the best treatment is chosen for you.