Cost of Oral Appliances for Snoring
If you experience snoring, you might need an oral appliance. Snoring mouthpieces are an effective solution for many people in order to sleep better. Learn more about the benefits of snoring mouthpieces today. Contact our team at Koala® Centers For Sleep & TMJ Disorders or visit us online to book an appointment. We have convenient locations across the U.S. in Bloomington IL, Peoria/Dunlap IL, Mishawaka IN, Kansas City MO, El Paso TX, and Wausau WI.
Table of Contents:
Do snoring mouthpieces really work?
What is the best oral appliance for snoring?
What is the cost of oral appliances for snoring?
Are snoring mouthpieces covered by insurance?
Snoring mouthpieces have been shown to be very effective in helping to reduce snoring as well as sleep apnea. However, the effectiveness of these devices varies depending on the individual and their condition. The quality of the device is a factor as well since higher end models are custom made by dental professionals for each individual wearer.
Snoring mouthpieces work in a couple of different ways. The jaw readjusting mouthpieces work by repositioning the jaw itself effectively allowing for more air intake while sleeping. The tongue suppressing mouthpieces do just that, they suppress the tongue, effectively preventing it from falling into the back of the mouth which constricts airflow by blocking the throat, therefore not allowing for sufficient oxygen intake into the body.
However, these devices don’t always work for everyone, and a healthcare provider should first be consulted as there are plenty of ‘do it yourself’ mouthpieces found on-line and in stores, but there is no substitutes for good quality. In most reported cases snoring mouthpieces are highly effective and lead to significant improvements in both sleep duration and quality.
The best oral appliance for snoring depends on the individual and the cause of their snoring. There are several different types of oral appliances available, each with its own benefits and limitations. Some popular types of oral appliances include mandibular advancement devices (MADs), which reposition the lower jaw to keep the airway open during sleep, and tongue retaining devices (TRDs).
These devices grip the tongue so it doesn’t block the individual’s airway. In general, the best oral appliance for snoring will be the one that is comfortable to wear, easy to use, and effective in reducing or eliminating snoring. The best way to determine the right oral appliance for you is to consult with a healthcare professional who specializes in snoring and sleep apnea. They can assess your individual needs and recommend the best oral appliance for your specific situation.
The cost of oral appliances for snoring can vary greatly depending on the type of appliance and the location in which it is being purchased. Over-the-counter snoring mouthpieces can be purchased for as little as $20-$30, while custom-fitted appliances from a dentist can cost anywhere from $900-$1,900.
The exact cost will depend on factors, such as the type of appliance, the materials used, and the complexity of the treatment and overall quality of the mouthpiece itself, whether it was custom made by a dental professional, or bought over the counter at a store. Custom-fitted appliances are more expensive than over-the-counter options, but they are also much more effective.
Custom made mouthpieces are designed by using a custom mold of the individual wearer’s mouth ensuring a perfect fit. Additionally, custom appliances can be adjusted and refined over time to ensure optimal results. Over-the-counter options may not provide the same level of adjustability, sustainability or quality.
If you are considering using an oral appliance for snoring, it is important to talk to your doctor or a specialist to determine the best option for your individual needs. They can help you weigh the pros and cons of different options and make a recommendation based on your specific needs and budget.
Mouthpiece coverage depends on the specific insurance plan and the reason for using the mouthpiece. Insurance plans may cover the cost of an oral appliance for snoring if it is prescribed to treat a medical condition, such as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition where a person stops breathing for short periods of time during sleep, leading to disrupted sleep and potential health problems.
However, if the mouthpiece is simply being used to alleviate snoring, it is less likely to be covered by insurance. It is always best to check with your insurance provider to determine what is covered under your specific plan.
Koala® Centers For Sleep & TMJ Disorders offers snoring mouthpieces.
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