As a specially trained dentist in the treatment of OSA and oral appliance therapy, Dr. Sosenko considers many factors before choosing which appliance maybe best suited for each individual. After your primary care physician or sleep physician confirms your diagnosis and decides that you are a candidate for oral appliance therapy, Dr. Sosenko begins with a very comprehensive examination of your oral cavity. Along with evaluating your sleep test results and oral examination, she discusses lifestyle factors and sleeping listed below to help decide which device would be best suited for an individual.
- A persons’ manual dexterity
- Travel destinations (3rd world countries, etc.)
- Preferred sleep positions
- Oral cavity restrictions (anatomical structures)