Understanding Oral Device Therapy
The job of the Food and Drug (FDA) is to protect consumers and make sure that the benefits of a product outweigh the risks. It was determined, in the Fall of 1997, that snoring and OSA are considered medical diseases and that all oral appliance treatment of these diseases fall under FDA requirements. This is why oral appliances are covered by medical and not dental insurance.
Which Device Is Right For Me?
Dr. Cohn will assess each case individually and determine the best appliance design for maximum efficacy and comfort. Criteria will include:
- Patient’s medical history
- If a patient has asthma and requires the use of an inhaler
- History of bruxism or clenching
- Oral anatomy
- Skeletal anatomy