Cost, benefits, and purpose of the Oasys sleep apnea oral appliance in Berkeley, California
Patients in the area of Berkeley, California, who struggle with conditions such as chronic snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, or upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), may be told by their primary doctor that they require a solution such as a CPAP machine. However, many patients find this device to be difficult to use and travel with while being incredibly uncomfortable to sleep with. Instead, patients are often excited to hear about a cost-effective alternative that is more comfortable and easier for compliance: the Oasys sleep appliance.
What is Oasys?
The Oasys is a specialized oral appliance and nasal airway device that is used for patients with sleep-disordered breathing. The device is approved by the FDA and is created in a way that maintains an open airway to ensure easier breathing with a nasal dilator while repositioning the mandibular joint to reduce the complications associated with chronic snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. The device is worn in the mouth while a patient sleeps to ensure a good night’s rest.
How much does the Oasys device cost?
Oral appliances range in cost as our patients often have different dental insurance plans that may cover part or all of the cost of this treatment. Patients must bring their medical and dental insurance cards with them to their appointment to determine if they have benefits that can be used in lowering the price of this device.
What are the benefits of the Oasys appliance?
At Transcendentist in Berkeley, California, our experienced dentists advise patients as to the following advantages of using the Oasys appliance:
- Treatment of multiple issues with one device
- An appliance that is easy to travel with
- Comfortable fit and function for optimum results
- Easy of care and cleaning, ensuring longevity
- Drastically improved quality of sleep each night
- Better compliance than with alternatives, such as the CPAP machine
- Significant reduction in symptoms of upper airway resistance syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea
- Reduced or eliminated snoring in most patients
How does the Oasys appliance work?
The Oasys appliance works in opening the airways by keeping the jaw properly aligned and the tongue down. It does so in a way that is comfortable for patients. The Oasys appliance will fit properly for each patient as they are custom-made based on a patient’s impressions used to fabricate the new device. By providing a solution that is fabricated for each unique patient, it ensures proper fit and function. Other over-the-counter appliances or standardized devices do not take into consideration the size, shape, and characteristics of a patient’s mouth to create a better fit.
Learn more about the Oasys sleep appliance
Drs. Praj Kamat and Ruhi Sangha of Transcendentist in Berkeley, California, are available to assist new and current patients with addressing their obstructive sleep apnea to enjoy a quality night’s rest every evening. Call (510) 800-7660 today to request a consultation visit with our team and find a solution to your sleeping disorder. The practice is conveniently located at 3030 Ashby Avenue, Ste. 101.