Frequently Asked Sleep Apnea Questions – Glendale, AZ

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While our website contains a lot of great information about who we are and what we do, we understand if you still have questions! You are always welcome to give us a call and ask anything that is on your mind, and below we’ve gone ahead and responded to some of the most popular questions we receive.

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Can I get an oral appliance without being diagnosed with sleep apnea?

While it is possible to buy a sleep appliance off the shelf or online, these are typically generic and not very effective. In order to get one from GoTo Sleep Center Glendale, you will need an official diagnosis first. Fortunately, you can just visit our sleep testing page to get the process started right now.

How much does a sleep appliance cost?

The cost of getting a custom-made sleep appliance can vary from patient to patient depending on the type of appliance they receive and their medical insurance coverage. Our practice is able to work with many medical insurance providers, including Medicare, to ensure that treatment is affordable for everyone who needs it.

How long will it take to get my sleep appliance?

The process usually takes a few weeks when the diagnostic process has been completed, visiting us to get a treatment plan, the actual design and fabrication of the appliance, and then fitting. Afterward, a patient will be monitored to ensure the appliance is working by having them attend a few follow-up visits.

Can I use dental insurance to pay for a sleep appliance?

No. While oral sleep appliances are provided by dentists, the device will be used to treat a medical problem, it will solely be covered by medical insurance. We know this can be a little unintuitive, we will go over all the details of your policy so you fully understand your coverage before committing to treatment.

Do you offer free consultations?

Yes, you can schedule a free consultation at any of our locations by clicking here. At this appointment, we’ll talk about your symptoms and perform a detailed exam so we can put together your treatment plan. We’ll also go over the specifics of your insurance and discuss other financial details so you know exactly what to expect each step of the way.

Is an oral appliance better than a CPAP machine?

It depends on the patient. If a patient has been prescribed to use a CPAP machine and likes the results they are getting then an oral appliance might not be necessary. Also, a CPAP may be the only solution for those with a particularly severe form of sleep apnea. However, if a patient doesn’t use their CPAP machine because it’s uncomfortable, it isn’t giving them the results they want, or the patient wants to know if they have another option, then oral appliance therapy is highly recommended.