Who benefits from this therapy?
Do I need a prescription?
After arriving at a diagnosis of sleep apnea, sleep specialists will recommend this treatment if they believe it can be beneficial. They may also suggest dentists or orthodontists who are familiar with the fabrication of mandibular advancement orthoses. The dentist or orthodontist will then determine whether the patient’s dentition and occlusion allow the use of an orthosis.
It should be noted that the purchase of a mandibular advancement orthosis without a doctor’s prescription or a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist (e.g., online) is strongly discouraged. Only a dentist or orthodontist trained in sleep apnea can design an orthosis tailored to a patient’s morphology, make the required adjustments and ensure a follow-up with the doctor.