possible side effects of oral appliance therapy
There are several temporary side effects that are usually most noticeable during the initial week or so. At Louisville Dental Sleep Medicine we make the first follow-up appointment at 2-3 weeks from initial delivery to address these issues early:
The goal of treatment at Louisville Dental Sleep Medicine is maximum effect with maximum comfort. That is why follow-up appointments are important in your treatment plan, to adjust anything about the appliance that is needed to get to that goal.
Published Research looking at long term side efects shows:
We schedule an annual follow up appointments to monitor appliance integrity, continued performance, and the potential for tooth movement as mentioned above. So far the incidence of this movement has been low. That is why your compliance in keeping your annual appointments is very important. Should tooth movement occur, you would be the decision-maker, weighing whatever movement has occurred versus the benefits in sleep you have been getting.
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