Leading provider of Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) in Adelaide, South Australia

“Some call it oral sleep appliance, some call it mouth guard to treat sleep apnea”.

Which is the correct term?

The correct term for a dental device used to treat sleep apnea or snoring is typically “mandibular advancement splint” (MAS) or “oral sleep appliance.” These terms specifically refer to devices designed to address sleep-related breathing disorders by repositioning the lower jaw (mandible) forward during sleep, helping to keep the airway open.

While the term “mouth guard” is sometimes used informally to refer to these devices, it’s not the most accurate or specific descriptor. Mouth guards are more commonly associated with dental devices used for teeth grinding (bruxism) or sports protection. Using the term “mandibular advancement splint” or “oral sleep appliance” helps to clarify that the device is intended for treating sleep-related breathing disorders like obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.

CPAP therapy Vs Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS)

CPAP therapy is highly effective for treating sleep apnea and snoring, especially for moderate to severe cases, but it requires consistent use and may be challenging for some individuals to tolerate. Mandibular advancement splints offer a more comfortable and portable alternative for individuals with mild to moderate OSA who cannot tolerate CPAP.

Inability to try Mandibular Advancement Splint MAS before purchasing can be a challenge for some

Unlike CPAP machines, which can typically be tried during a sleep study or a short-term rental period before committing to purchase, mandibular advancement splints (MAS) don’t offer the same opportunity for a trial period in most cases.

This lack of a trial period can indeed be a significant challenge for individuals considering MAS as a treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snoring. Without the ability to try the device before purchasing it, individuals may be hesitant to invest in something that they’re unsure will work for them or be comfortable to wear.

To address this challenge, CLM Sleep Co. Kent Town, Adelaide (sleep clinic) offer a limited trial period or adjustment period for MAS.

Oral Sleep Appliance Program (from assessment, trial-to-purchase*)

CLM Sleep Co. in Kent Town, Adelaide, offers a program where we create a custom mandibular advancement splint (MAS) for individuals to try before making a purchase decision. During this time, the patient can try out the device and assess its comfort and effectiveness before making a final decision about purchasing it.

This is known as our Oral Sleep Appliance Program, which starts with dentist, Dr. Michael Bradley discussing with you the potential benefits and drawbacks of MAS including a thorough assessment before deciding to proceed with treatment. He can provide guidance based on your specific condition, preferences, and likelihood of success with MAS. This is followed with us working with a dental lab to create a custom-made MAS for you based on us taking your oral impressions. This step is very crucial to ensure we get you the right fit.

This is a beneficial program for individuals who are considering using a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) to manage their sleep apnea or snoring. This program offered by CLM Sleep Co. Kent Town, Adelaide provides you with the opportunity to experience the benefits of the MAS firsthand and determine if it’s the right treatment option for you. This approach is aimed at enhancing patient satisfaction and confidence in their treatment choice.

Here is a short video of our Oral Sleep Appliance Program

If you are considering this treatment option, you can reach out to us here.

CLM Sleep Co. Kent Town, Adelaide
57 Fullarton Road
Kent Town SA 5067
T: 08 8331 9878 F: 08 8331 7723
E: oral.appliance@clmsleep.com

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*Terms and Conditions for Oral Sleep Appliance Program (from assessment, trial-to-purchase)

  1. Eligibility: The trial-to-purchase program is available to individuals diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or chronic snoring, recommended a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) as a treatment option by a qualified healthcare provider, and who meet the following criteria:

    – Have not previously tried a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) for the treatment of sleep apnea or snoring.
    – Are not currently using CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea.

    Participants who have previously tried a MAS or are currently using CPAP therapy should consult with their healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate treatment option for their needs.
  2. Pre-Purchase Requirement: Participants must pre-purchase the MAS at its full retail price prior to the trial period. Payment must be made in full at the time of pre-purchase.
  3. Non-Refundable Professional Fee: In addition to the pre-purchase price of the MAS, participants will be charged a non-refundable professional fee of AUD$400. This fee covers the cost of fitting, consultation, and any adjustments provided by CLM Sleep Co. during the trial period.
  4. Trial Period: The trial period for the MAS will be 4 weeks, starting from the date of fitting. During this time, the participant will have the opportunity to try the MAS and assess its comfort and effectiveness in managing their sleep apnea or snoring.
  5. Fitting and Adjustment: The MAS will be custom-made for the participant based on oral impressions taken by a qualified dental professional. Any necessary adjustments to the fit or positioning of the MAS will be provided by CLM Sleep Co. during the trial period at no additional cost.
  6. Refund Option: At the end of the trial period, if the participant determines that the MAS is not effective or suitable for their needs, they may return the MAS to CLM Sleep Co. in good condition and request a refund of the pre-purchase price.
  7. Refund Process: To request a refund, the participant must return the MAS to CLM Sleep Co. within 1 week from the end of the trial period. The MAS must be returned in its original packaging and in a clean, undamaged condition.
  8. Refund Amount: Upon receipt of the returned MAS, CLM Sleep Co. will refund the pre-purchase price of the MAS to the participant, minus any applicable fees or charges specified in these terms and conditions.
  9. Cancellation: Participants may cancel their participation in the trial-to-purchase program at any time during the trial period. However, if the MAS has already been pre-purchased, the participant will be subject to the refund policy outlined above.
  10. Participant Responsibilities: Participants are responsible for following any care instructions provided by CLM Sleep Co. for the proper maintenance and cleaning of the MAS during the trial period.
  11. Disclaimer: CLM Sleep Co. makes no guarantees regarding the effectiveness of the MAS in treating sleep apnea or snoring. Individual results may vary based on factors such as the severity of the condition and adherence to treatment.
  12. Modification of Terms: CLM Sleep Co. reserves the right to modify or terminate the trial-to-purchase program or these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

    By participating in the Oral Sleep Appliance Program (from assessment, trial-to-purchase), the participant acknowledges and agrees to abide by these terms and conditions.

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