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Our Dental Sleep Disorder Treatments

At the Melbourne Dental Sleep Clinic, we help people to manage snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea, and bruxism. Visit our Footscray and Niddrie clinics for the latest oral appliance therapy to treat problems including:

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Snoring

Are you or your partner victims of loud and persistent snoring? If so our experienced team can help.

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Bruxism

Our dental sleep disorder clinic in Melbourne utilises state-of-the-art oral appliances to help alleviate the damaging problems of teeth grinding at night.

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Sleep Apnoea

Using the latest mandibular advancement splint technology, Dr Teo can help patients to better manage their potentially serious sleep apnoea disorders.

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TMJ Disorders

Is chronic jaw pain affecting your sleeping pattern or daily life? If so, we can help with innovative oral appliance therapy that reduces pressure on surrounding muscles.

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Effective Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is an effective alternative to costly CPAP treatments for sleep disorders. Using the latest customised splints, Dr Teo can help you manage snoring, sleep apnoea, and bruxism problems which can otherwise lead to severe jaw pain, damaged teeth and even life-threatening conditions.

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Effective Oral Appliance Therapy

 
Oral appliance therapy is an effective alternative to costly CPAP treatments for sleep disorders. Using the latest customised splints, Dr Teo can help you manage snoring, sleep apnoea, and bruxism problems which can otherwise lead to severe jaw pain, damaged teeth and even life-threatening conditions.

Why Choose Us?

Did you know that 4 in every 10 Australians suffer from some form of sleep deprivation? As one of the leading Sleep and TMJ Dentists in Melbourne, Dr Damian Teo and the team are passionate about helping people to better manage and control their sleep disorders with proven cutting-edge oral appliance therapy. At our state-of-the-art Footscray and Niddrie dental sleep clinics, Melbourne patients can benefit from the latest CAD/CAM technology to fabricate customised, nylon mandibular advancement splints. These appliances are less bulky, more comfortable and far stronger than the existing acrylic types.

Why Choose Us?

Did you know that 4 in every 10 Australians suffer from some form of sleep deprivation? As one of the leading Sleep and TMJ Dentists in Melbourne, Dr Damian Teo and the team are passionate about helping people to better manage and control their sleep disorders with proven cutting-edge oral appliance therapy. At our state-of-the-art Footscray and Niddrie dental sleep clinics, Melbourne patients can benefit from the latest CAD/CAM technology to fabricate customised, nylon mandibular advancement splints. These appliances are less bulky, more comfortable and far stronger than the existing acrylic types.

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Effective Treatments

Simple but effective mouth-guard appliances are an accepted and reliable treatment for patients with snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea.

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Quality Driven, Affordable

Made in Australian laboratories we use the latest customised nylon appliances. They offer an affordable and comfortable alternative to CPAP machines.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed!

If our dental sleep clinic patients in Melbourne aren’t happy with their results, we will refund 70% of the appliance cost on snoring and sleep apnoea splints. Read more about it here.

A convenient and cost-effective alternative to CPAP

Oral appliance therapy offers Melbourne dental sleep disorder patients a cheaper, more comfortable and convenient alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines for those diagnosed with snoring and sleep apnoea problems. As proven frontline treatments, sleek mandibular advancement splints deliver impressive results without the hassle of a bulky noisy machine. While CPAP masks are uncomfortable, typically, it takes just a few days for patients to become acclimatised to our devices.

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Put an End to your Sleep Problems in Melbourne Once and for All!

Whether you visit our Footscray dental sleep clinic or our Niddrie/Armadale suites, Melbourne patients can expect a warm welcome and caring and compassionate treatment. We aim to treat the root cause of your problems using proven and trusted oral techniques that work. Put an end to your sleep and jaw problems right now and call us to book an appointment with Dr Teo and the team at Melbourne Dental Sleep Clinic.

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Put an End to your Sleep Problems in Melbourne Once and for All!

Whether you visit our Footscray dental sleep clinic or our Niddrie/Armadale suites, Melbourne patients can expect a warm welcome and caring and compassionate treatment. We aim to treat the root cause of your problems using proven and trusted oral techniques that work. Put an end to your sleep and jaw problems right now and call us to book an appointment with Dr Teo and the team at Melbourne Dental Sleep Clinic.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need A Referral To Visit Your Clinic?

In a word, no! Anyone looking to visit our dental sleep clinic in Melbourne can do so by making an appointment. So if you are concerned about your lack of sleep, or you have a partner who is keeping you awake at night with their chronic snoring, then make an appointment at any one of our dental sleep clinics in Footscray, Niddrie or Armadale.

That said, we happily accept referrals from GP’s physiotherapists, ENT specialists, dentists and sleep physicians.

What About A Sleep Study – Do I Need One Before I Visit?

Not necessarily! If our team thinks you need one, then we will refer you to a sleep specialist. When we do, they are predominantly home-based sleep surveys. However, in some instances, they will be carried out in a specialist sleep clinic in Melbourne.

You Mention That Oral Devices Are Proven, But Just How Effective Are They?

In 95% of cases, the Australian Dental Association recognise that oral appliance therapy is hugely effective in assisting snorers. Treatment can ensure that patients and their long-suffering partners get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and re-energised.

At the 2018 sleep conference in Brisbane, a study was released stating that customised oral appliances are equally as effective as any CPAP machine in overcoming sleeping, snoring and sleep apnoea problems. 

Moreover, both the Australian Sleep Association (ASA) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) state that oral appliances are now considered the first-line treatment for snoring and an effective alternative to CPAP equipment for sleep apnoea sufferers.

How Do Oral Appliances Work?

Our custom-made appliances work by holding or moving the lower jaw in a forward position while sleeping. This is only a few millimetres but it’s enough to ensure the tongue is shifted forward with it. As a direct result, the airway is kept open therefore preventing snoring and sleep apnoea issues.

I’m struggling With My CPAP machine – Can I use oral appliances as an effective alternative?

In a word, yes! Melbourne dental sleep patients should know that they are a viable, convenient and comfortable alternative to bulky CPAP machinery. Oral appliances are also a perfect back-up in situations where you need to travel, or where there is no access to power.

Can I use cheaper over-the-counter appliances?

Yes, you can, but there is no guarantee they will work. Most of these are non-customisable ‘one size fits all’ models which may exacerbate your problems or not assist them. Some appliances can even make sleep apnoea or snoring problems worse.

I have been diagnosed with Bruxism (teeth grinding), can these appliances help?

Absolutely!  As a side benefit, oral appliances can also help prevent teeth from grinding together during sleep.

Will I have to wear my oral appliance forever?

This is hard to say! While no two patients are alike, there isn’t an overnight solution. As a result, Melbourne Dental sleep clinic patients are encouraged to continue to wear their appliances even as a precautionary measure to prevent symptoms from occurring. Think of your night-time oral appliance as part of your routine. A bit like taping up your ankle when you play sports. You do it to add stability and to safeguard against other injuries.

What’s a typical lifespan of an oral appliance? Are there any side effects?

While typically they are designed to last around 5-10 years, oral appliances can last considerably longer if cared for properly. Dr Teo and the team will give your oral appliance an annual check-over to ensure it remains in good condition and is capable of doing the job it set out to do. On some occasions, we will perform a reline in cases where wear and tear are apparent and when you do eventually need to replace your oral appliance, we will change it at a discounted price.

The majority of Melbourne Dental Sleep Clinic patients suffer little or no side effects. However, a few people may experience minor side effects ranging from dry mouth to bite changes through to excessive salivation. That said, most side-effects are temporary and will usually disappear after a day or two. If not, the appliance may only need a simple adjustment.

What about if I already wear a bridge or denture or have missing teeth?

No problem! Our custom made oral appliances are designed to be used in virtually any given situation. Provided that you have at least 4 teeth remaining, then an appliance will function easily.

Even for edentulous patients -with no teeth-, or a denture, an appliance can still be made, although it might be a little more tricky.

What do the costs cover for my sleep disorder treatment?

Costs cover any initial consultations and follow-ups but also include:

  • Laboratory fees
  • Fitting appointments
  • Customised manufacture of your oral appliance and,

Any warranty that covers faults, repairs or maintenance

Is an oral appliance therapy claimable through Medicare or any private health insurance?

Unfortunately not through Medicare. Your private health insurance might cover the cost but it depends on your level of cover. Oral appliances are covered under both minor and major dental cover so you will need to check the small print. Companies such as BUPA, Medibank Private, NIB and HBF may need a letter from our clinic before you can claim a rebate on the oral appliance.

Is my oral device claimable through the Department of Veteran’s Affairs?

Yes. However, you will need to have undergone an initial consultation, be referred or have undergone a sleep study and have gained approval before commencing your treatment.

What insurances do you accept and do you offer payment plans?

We accept all private health insurances, however, our Melbourne Dental Sleep Clinic does not have HICAPS. As a result, patients will need to pay on the day in full, then claim the funds back via their own Health fund. Patients can benefit from several flexible ways to pay.

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Niddrie: (03) 9068 5316

Armadale: (03) 9068 535

Footscray: (03) 9068 5357