Sleep apnea oral appliances
Dentulu's sleep apnea oral appliances offer a more personalized experience for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea also known as OSA. We also provide easier access to care for those who live in rural areas or who have difficulty accessing care. In short, if you're one of the millions of people who suffer from sleep apnea, Dentulu offers the best alternative to CPAP and surgery and is also likely covered by your medical insurance!Schedule now
Have you been diagnosed and hate your CPAP?
THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION COVERED BY MEDICAL INSURANCE!
For the last 30 years, CPAP has been the leading form of obstructive sleep apnea treatment. Unfortunately, many who try CPAP are unable to tolerate it. If you’re ready for a new approach to obstructive sleep apnea it's time to try an FDA approved Oral Sleep Appliance.Get CPAP Alternative & Breath!
No strings (or cords) attached
Those with obstructive sleep apnea can’t imagine sleeping with a full face mask. They can’t fathom being tethered to a nightstand every night with electrical cords and breathing tubes.
Experienced sleep apnea professionals
Our team has the professional experience in dental sleep medicine to realize that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. We customize every patient's journey to their specific needs. Out team consists of some of the leading Physicians.
The latest treatments
Here at Dentulu we stay up to date on all the latest clinical research and trials. We are constantly making sure that we have access to the most recent advances in Oral Appliances so that we can be sure we are offering our patients the best of the best!
Will insurance cover my treatment?
GOOD NEWS! Sleep Apnea appliances and CPAP alternatives are COVERED BY MEDICAL INSURANCE!
Don't let the cost stand between you and a restful night's sleep. We have an insurance valet service where we can find out on your behalf, whether or not the device will be covered. That way you can make a more informed decision on how to proceed. Dentulu is committed to making oral appliance therapy attainable for all patients and all budgets.
What is sleep apnea?
Dentulu Sleep Therapy is the most convenient, cost-effective way to pursue treatment for Sleep Apnea/Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy. Dentulu offers a convenient and comprehensive sleep apnea treatment from the initial diagnosis to the final delivery. “From the comfort of your own home”. Whether you snore or have symptoms of sleep apnea, we offer a fast and convenient way to get tested and evaluated by an expert physician along with our team of expert dentists who can make you a custom Oral Sleep Apnea Device.
So what is obstructive sleep apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a medical condition where you repeatedly stop and start breathing while you sleep. There are several types of sleep apnea, but by far the most common type is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax to the point of collapse and block your airway during sleep. A noticeable sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring.Schedule now
How do i know if i have sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a growing health concern among adults in the United States. It’s a serious sleep disorder that is associated with many other health problems and life-threatening conditions. To be properly evaluated for sleep apnea, you will need to get a sleep apnea diagnosis from a trained physician. This is an easy process but requires you to have a sleep study. We can help you complete one in the comfort of your own home. There is no need to go to a sleep study center and we can ship you a simple device that you can wear while sleeping in your own bed which sends back critical information to the physician who will review your results with you.Order a sleep study Test
How does it work?
CPAP alternative for those already using a CPAP mask
If you have already been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea or you are currently wearing a CPAP the majority of the work is already done. Dentulu offers an evaluation and virtual screening to confirm or update your diagnosis.
We will follow up with you with virtual visits to ensure a proper and comfortable fit. We will also provide insurance billing services to help maximize your insurance benefits and reduce your out-of-pocket fees if any.Get Started Now!
Get tested for sleep apnea
If you have never been diagnosed with sleep apnea or snoring we can help you get a quick, effective, and affordable sleep apnea evaluation. Generally, a small device will be shipped to your home and you will sleep with this device on one of your fingers. The results of your sleep patterns will be evaluated by a physician who can make a diagnosis based on the information provided.
We will follow up with you with virtual visits to ensure a proper and comfortable fit. We will also provide insurance billing services to help maximize your insurance benefits and reduce your out-of-pocket fees if any.
Benefits of mandibular advancement device over CPAPs
There are lots of benefits to using Dentulu’s sleep apnea devices and therapy program. Our comprehensive program is not only designed for mild-to-moderate OSA cases but can also provide benefits for severe cases of sleep apnea. Some of the many benefits of wearing an FDA-approved oral sleep apnea device instead of a CPAP include:
Five reasons why CPAP users should try oral appliances
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, the best treatment for the condition is the one that you will actually use. It is common for breathing to stop due to a blockage of the airway so most often CPAP machines are traditionally recommended to constantly deliver pressurized air throughout the night and help keep a person’s airway from collapsing.
CPAP machines, however, aren’t the only treatment option available to people suffering from sleep apnea. Oral devices not only have been proven to help provide the same levels of relief but also have significantly better adoption and comfort levels. If you feel like you are unhappily chained to your CPAP machine, here are five of the many reasons why you may want to consider trying an oral appliance instead.
CPAP machines can be very uncomfortable and require daily cleaning. Many people using CPAPs report feeling claustrophobic and have a hard time finding the right mask to fit properly and comfortably. CPAP masks also regularly get dislodged or patients subconsciously remove their mask when they move during sleep. An oral appliance is generally worn inside the mouth, almost like the retainer you had as a kid.
The appliance helps to hold the jaw in the correct position and open the airway. Many individuals find wearing a properly fitted oral appliance to be much more comfortable than a CPAP machine. They also are not tied down to a machine and don’t have to worry about expensive and repetitive daily cleaning routines of their masks and hoses.Schedule now
Unlike most sleep apnea machines that are loud and bulky, an oral appliance is silent and delivers comfort for you and comfort for your partner. Imagine wanting to invite a new partner over to spend the night only to be hooked up to an unsightly and giant face mask! Wearing an oral appliance for sleep apnea or snoring is a discreet and private way to breathe better without disturbing or alarming your partner.Schedule now
CPAP machines are large, cumbersome, and inconvenient to travel with. They take up valuable luggage space and often they have to be removed during travel to go through x-rays separately. Not to mention the cleaning and finding an outlet that fits to plug them into. Traveling with an oral appliance is easy, convenient and often fits in a purse, pocket, or carry-on bag. They are discreet and don’t weigh you down, both physically and emotionally!Schedule now
The cleaning, maintenance, embarrassment, and discomfort associated with a CPAP machine often discourage people from using the device. Oral appliances have been shown to have significantly better long-term compliance and have been FDA-approved for treating sleep apnea. They are also often covered by medical insurance and don’t require the constant changing of filters, masks, and tubes.Schedule now
If you own a CPAP you are already aware of the significant amount of time and effort you have to put in daily to clean your mask, water tank, tubing, etc. The bacteria and fungus that build up in CPAP machines can be very damaging to your health and often require patients to purchase Ozone machines to try and minimize contamination. These parts have to be constantly changed causing an ongoing fee. Oral appliances are easy to adjust, to clean, to replace and don’t collect bacteria the same way CPAP machines do.
If you want to explore all your sleep apnea treatment options and experience a good night's sleep without the cords and masks consult with the expert sleep apnea dentists and physicians at Dentulu. We can help diagnose your sleep condition and give you treatment options that will address your specific issues and will even help with your insurance. If you are ready to get a better night’s sleep, schedule a consultation today for a complimentary evaluation.Schedule now
How can i get started?
We focus on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and sleep apnea. We’ve streamlined the process to get you treatment quicker and more efficiently through our network of teledentistry professionals. Our team has the professional experience in dental sleep medicine to realize that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. We customize every patient's journey to their specific needs.Get Started Take a Sleep Quiz
No insurance? no problem!
Dentulu is proud to help provide simple and affordable payment plans for patients who don’t have insurance. We have teamed up with the leading patient financing company Alphaeon Credit to provide payment plans for those who require it.Schedule now
Our sleep apnea mouth guards is recommended by the leading dental experts and sleep apnea specialists
Dr. Darren Ramsey DDS
Sleep Apnea Director
" Dr. Ramsey is a Doctor of Dental Surgery focused on Sleep Apnea and Oral Sleep Appliances. He has published on the subject of sleep dentistry and also serves as an adjunct professor and DME consultant. "
Dr. Arash Hakhamian, DDS, FICOI, FACD
Voted Top 100 Dentists in the world, Top 40 under 40, Dentist to the Olympics, Dentulu CEO
" Sleep apnea is simultaneously one of the most underdiagnosed and effectively treatable conditions that affect tens of millions worldwide. I highly recommend everyone with symptoms get tested and treated with a simple Oral Sleep Appliance."
" Jade serves as insurance and care coordinator for the sleep apnea division ensuring the best delivery of care to Dentulu patients."
Dentulu offers an at-home sleep test which can be ordered through our website. A simple and effective device is shipped to your home and your sleep is analyzed by a sleep specialist who can determine if you have sleep apnea and the severity of your sleep apnea. Once the results are analyzed, a video consultation will be scheduled and the right treatment will be recommended for you.
he Dentulu Oral Sleep Apnea Device is the best alternative to CPAP therapy and works by opening the airway by slightly moving the mandible forward. This appliance is worn at night only and looks like a traditional nightguard. By moving the lower jaw slightly forward, the airway is opened allowing the patient to breathe comfortably without a CPAP machine.
Can you use an oral sleep apnea appliance and a CPAP together? Yes, a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) can be used in conjunction with a CPAP and may be necessary for many patients with severe sleep apnea.
Yes, a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) can be used in conjunction with a CPAP and may be necessary for many patients with severe sleep apnea.
There are several reasons why people develop sleep apnea. These may include family history, becoming overweight, trauma, lifestyle changes, and opioid use.
The most natural way to cure sleep apnea depends on the specific type of sleep apnea. Most often, weight loss, lifestyle changes, and a Mandibular advancement device are extremely effective ways of reducing sleep apnea.
The combination of losing weight and wearing a mandibular advancement oral appliance is extremely effective at helping with sleep apnea. By opening the airway through weight reduction and helping clear additional space through mandibular advancement, most patients are able to stop snoring and breathe better which can be confirmed with a follow-up sleep study.
Yes CPAP equipment has traditionally been the most effective and widely used therapy that was recommended but has also had the worst compliance rate. Patients do not like to wear CPAP masks and recently there has been a worldwide recall associated with certain CPAP machines that cause cancer.
Most patients who have sleep apnea snore and many patients who snore have sleep apnea. This does not mean that all sleep apnea patients snore nor does it mean that if you snore you must have sleep apnea. The two are highly correlated but having one does not mean you have the other. A sleep test is highly recommended to determine the diagnosis of sleep apnea.
Yes, untreated sleep apnea has been associated with brain damage.
Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, Alzheimer's, and a range of other chronic conditions.
Yes, there are many people who have sleep apnea and do not snore. Unfortunately, many of these patients are unaware that they have sleep apnea and try to mask the symptoms of being tired, loss of libido, irritability, and uncontrollable weight gain. Anyone that snores should be checked for sleep apnea as the two often go hand in hand.
Yes, you can still have apneas when using a CPAP machine.
This can occur as a result of 3 different scenarios.
- Your obstructive apneas might not be properly treated because the pressure isn’t high enough (usually an auto-setting device will solve that problem).
- You are having a large number of untreated central apneas (CPAP therapy will not treat central apneas).
- You are having RERAs (respiratory-related effort arousals) which aren’t always treated that well with CPAP.
If the CPAP machine you are using records events it will display the AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index) for you when you finish using it for a session. If your AHI is higher than 5 it means you still have mild sleep apnea. if >15, then moderate. If >30 then severe. Your machine may also be able to discriminate between central and obstructive apneas. It can only treat obstructive apneas, not central apneas. Other flow generator therapies besides CPAP treat central apnea (ASV or VPAP/BiPAP for example).
Ask your clinician to look at the nighttime data acquired by the machine, it will give good insights for you about any arousals you might still be having. Be prepared for another sleep study (at-home ones using an embletta are faster).