Oral Appliances: Effective & Affordable
Many patients find oral appliance therapy preferable to traditional CPAP machines, which blow a continuous stream of air into the airway through a mask that’s attached to your face. CPAP works very well and is effective, so if you use one and are happy with it, stay the course! However, there are many patients that can’t tolerate a CPAP and give up on it — usually in less than 12 months. This can not only interfere with their treatment but can also become a waste of money.
An oral appliance may be the answer so that you can stick with your treatment and get the relief you need all while saving money. 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.
The experts at Desert Dental Care are here to help New Mexico patients in Bloomfield, Aztec, Upper Fruitland, and the surrounding areas find the financing option that works best for their budget.
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
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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
Financing Your Sleep Apnea Treatment
We understand that not everyone’s financial situation is the same. For some, affordability can present a barrier to necessary treatments. For this reason, Dr. Schumacher has a variety of financing options so that you can get the treatment, and quality sleep, you deserve. If you’re a New Mexico patient in Bloomfield, Aztec, Upper Fruitland, and the surrounding areas seeking an affordable sleep apnea treatment, give our Farmington office a call at (505) 427-2936. Or, if you’d like one of our dedicated team members to reach out, fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page. We’ll find the financing option that works best for you.