Frequently Asked Questions

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Sleep FAQs »
TMD FAQs »
Insurance and Payment »
Orthodontic Troubleshooting »


Getting Started

How do I get started?


Sleep FAQs

What is the difference between sleep apnea and snoring?

Will I need to have a sleep study?

Is the appliance hard to get used to?

Are there any risks to oral appliance therapy?

I have an upper denture. Can I still have an oral sleep appliance?

How effective is oral appliance therapy for snoring and sleep apnea?

Does that mean I have to go back to a sleep center for an overnight polysomnogram?


TMD FAQs

My TMJ clicking stopped. Does that mean I'm better?

How long do I have to wear an introral appliance to treat my TMJ problems?

Do I need braces to treat my TMD?

Can I have a TMJ joint replacement?

Can't I just wait until I need surgery?


Insurance and Payment

Will my insurance cover my treatment?

Do you accept my insurance?

How much will my insurance cover?

Is a payment plan available?

Do I need a referral to come to your office?


Orthodontic Troubleshooting

A wire or bracket is poking me.

A wire is broken.

A bracket/band is loose or broken.

One of the colored O-rings is missing.

My headgear doesn't fit right.

I've suffered an injury that caused one or more teeth to feel loose.

My retainer is broken.

I am getting small cuts inside my mouth.

My teeth are painful or sore.

I think I might be having an allergic reaction to my retainer.

My lips have been dry or cracked, especially in the morning, since I got my braces or retainer.

My tongue has been very sore since I got my braces or retainer.

A wire came out of the tube on one of my molars.

I lost a rubber spacer or separator.

I swallowed a piece of my appliance.

My gums are swollen and bleeding.

My teeth seem to be moving the wrong way.

My jaw has been clicking and painful.