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Is this a proven therapy? How long has it been around?

The treatments we utilize – oral appliance therapy and myofunctional therapy (which is like physical therapy for the tongue and facial muscles) – have been around for many years, are backed up with research and have been used on thousands of patients around the world. The oral appliances we use are from reputable medical device suppliers, are FDA cleared and have been around for at least 10 years. What’s unique about our approach is we are solely focused on diagnosing and treating sleep disordered breathing and therefore can bring different treatment approaches together into one comprehensive plan. And we utilize leading edge technology for diagnoses and use a variety of appliances and treatments, each selected for the specific individual.

Does this work for children? What ages do you treat?

Our treatments have been proven effective on children of all ages for many years. We can begin treating children as soon as they have a majority of their “baby teeth” which is about 2 to 3 years old. The sooner we start treatment the better as we can guide the growth and development of the jaws to create a proper dental arch with enough space to potentially allow all 32 adult teeth to come in with no crowding. This early treatment is ideal as it prevents many health and dental conditions from arising in the first place and it is always better to prevent a condition than correct it later on. Regardless of your child’s age, we have protocols to help develop their jaws and restore proper function which can improve their sleep and breathing. However, to get results, your child must wear the appliance as directed, typically at night and during sleep, and follow the myofunctional therapy instructions, which are simple and only take a few minutes a day.

What if my child doesn’t follow the protocol?

All of our treatments are interactive and require compliance for success. It is important for the parents to understand the treatment and work with the doctor and child to follow the treatment protocol. We rarely have issues as the oral appliances are comfortable to wear and there is no pain. The myofunctional therapy is easy to do, fun and only takes a few minutes each day. We have many ways of motivating children to follow the treatment and we work with parents to make sure it is fun for the child and reward them for compliance.

How invasive is this treatment?

Our treatment is gentle, pain free, all natural, and works with your body’s own existing functional mechanisms. The treatment consists of oral appliance therapy and myofunctional therapy exercises. The only invasive treatment we have is the tongue and lip tie revision (frenectomy) which is an important part of treatment for some children and adults. This is done in our office and is nearly pain free, quick and is completed with minimally invasive techniques.

Do you accept insurance?

We accept dental insurance, which may also include orthodontic coverage that we can utilize. We are an out-of-network provider for all Dental insurance. Please provide your dental insurance details before your Complimentary Consultation so we can check your benefits. Our treatments are not covered under medical insurance, medicaid or medicare.

How much does it cost?

That depends on your age and the treatment required. Everybody is different and the treatment recommended for you or your child will be tailored to them. The initial consultation is free and at that time you will be provided an estimate for treatment based on the specifics of your case. As a guideline, the treatment is similar in cost to orthodontic clear aligner or braces treatments, yet provides many more benefits! We work with your Dental and Orthodontic insurance to help cover some of the cost of treatment.

Do I have to stop using my CPAP if I go into treatment with Breathe Correct?

No. You should continue your CPAP treatment under the direction of your medical doctor until your Obstructive Sleep Apnea is low enough that your doctor may decide you no longer need the CPAP.

Do I need to take a sleep test?

If you already have taken a sleep test – either in a sleep lab or home sleep test – we will review these results; please bring them to your Complimentary Consultation. If you are over 12 years old and the doctor recommends taking a home sleep test, we can provide one at our office for a small fee. The test is taken at home for a single night, is easy to use and provides important data on your sleep quality, breathing, and oxygen levels. We administer the test, but it is interpreted by a board-certified sleep physician who will provide a diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, if present, and provide recommendations for treatment.

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