Cost & Financing of Your
Oral Appliances: Effective & Affordable
An oral appliance is an alternative treatment option for sleep apnea that many patients find preferable to CPAP machines. A CPAP machine blows a continuous stream of air into the airway through a mask that’s attached to your face. CPAP works very well and is
effective, and if you use one and are happy with it, stay the course! However, there are many patients that cannot tolerate a CPAP and give up on it, usually in less than 12 months. An oral appliance may be the answer.
Instead of blowing air, an oral appliance moves the jaw forward slightly, gently increasing the size of the airway. Not only is an oral appliance quiet, convenient, and easy to use, but it’s also an affordable treatment option. When you consider all the negative health consequences of untreated sleep apnea, a dental appliance is a sensible investment in your health.
Payment Solutions That Work for You
Dr. Schumacher doesn’t want to see anyone miss out on essential medical care. That’s why our staff is trained to find your best payment options.
We work with all medical insurance companies and we’re in network with most of them. We accept Medicare, which can help cover the cost of medical devices such as an oral appliance.
We also work with CareCredit, a private lender that provides low-interest and interest-free payment plans to help cover the cost of medical care. It’s easy to apply for CareCredit online and they feature flexible payment plans to match your budget.
Your Payment Options
For your convenience, we accept the following forms of payment:
- Major Credit Cards
- Health Insurance
Sleep Apnea Treatment and Your Health
Sleep apnea is a serious medical issue that makes you more susceptible to life-threatening health problems such as strokes and heart attacks. If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea, call Dr. Schumacher at 505-427-2936 as soon as possible. We’ll make sure you get the correct diagnosis and the right treatment.
If you’ve already tried CPAP and discovered it wasn’t right for you, we have alternatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my insurance cover sleep apnea treatment?
Sleep apnea treatment, including a sleep study for diagnosis, is often covered under health insurance plans. The details of your coverage may vary, so we recommend verifying your information with your insurance provider before you begin treatment.
Dr. Schumacher and our team will work closely with your medical insurance provider to ensure you’re getting the most out of your plan. We work with all forms of medical insurance for your convenience.
Can sleep apnea go away without treatment?
Unfortunately, sleep apnea is a serious condition that won’t go away on its own. Making certain lifestyle changes may help relieve your symptoms but shouldn’t be considered a long-term solution. Without treatment, sleep apnea can result in detrimental health problems, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Type 2 diabetes
- Depression or anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Alzheimer’s disease