Indications for oral appliances

Oral appliances are indicated for medically diagnosed sleep apnea, with or without CPAP experience. The sleep physician may recommend an oral appliance as a first choice for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Often patients seen at Louisville Dental Sleep Medicine are those with issues concerning intolerance or difficulty wearing a Constant Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) unit.

Loud snoring that bothers others' sleep is also an indication for an oral appliance. Without a medically diagnosed condition, medical insurance will not provide benefits for the oral appliance, but the appliances are quite useful in reducing snoring.