Following the protocols defined by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and assuming the patient has had a baseline polysomnogram or HSAT, we complete a thorough consultation with the patient to determine the suitability of oral appliance therapy for their condition. We then perform a digital image of them and select the appliance that will most effectively treat the patient’s condition.
After the appliance has been delivered, we perform follow-ups with the patient at one, two, and three month marks. During the initial phases of treatment, we assess the patient for efficacy through a patient report and bed partner reports, and sometimes using telephone apps. Once the appliance has reached maximum clinical efficacy, the patient is returned to the sleep physician for a full polysomnogram to verify efficacy. We then follow up with the patient and six-months and then annually.