Oral Appliances are covered by Medicare with in-network dentists.
This is how it works:
Mouth guards (also called Mandibular Advancement Devices - or MADs), are medical devices for snoring and sleep apnea that work by keeping the lower jaw slightly forward while asleep. They do this by fitting snugly on the top and bottom teeth and are adjusted with mechanisms that vary with the type of device. Keeping the lower jaw forward is the way to keep the airway open.
Because MADs fit on the teeth, your teeth, gums, and jaw joint (the TMJ joint) should be in good shape. You cannot be undergoing active dental work including braces, invisalign, or dental implants. But once the dental work is done, you can likely start treatment with a MAD after clearance from your dentist.
If you obtain treatment with an in network dentist for your oral appliance, the billing team will contact you to obtain your Medicare information and verify your eligibility and coverage. During the COVID pandemic, you can obtain at home impressions of your teeth, and the visits with the dentist by telemedicine. This avoids any travel, and any contamination risk.
Getting your Sleep Problem Diagnosed is Easy with BlueSleep
Bluesleep medical sleep specialists provide online Telemedicine consultations, which are covered by Medicare.
Simply make an appointment at BlueSleep.com
The sleep specialist will review your medical history and your sleep questionnaire. If you have never had, or not recently had a sleep study, we will ship a single use, disposable home sleep study. These studies are covered by Medicare if there is a suspicion of sleep apnea based on the medical consultation.
Our medical sleep specialists will then review the results of your sleep test and discuss treatment options with you including, oral appliance therapy, CPAP, and other treatments.
Our published medical research* has shown that 70% of patients getting a snoring or sleep apnea mouth guard (called a Mandibular Advancement Device or "MAD") had significant improvement in their sleep apnea, and in most cases snoring significantly decreased or disappeared.
(*Stern J, Lee K, Kuhn D. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Baltimore MD, June 2018).
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