Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

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Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

Postby mazsdps » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:46 am

I'm going to be getting a new cpap machine and mask in a couple of weeks and I wanted to see how much the Somnodent MAS cost. I just dread having to hook up to the hose every night. I've been using cpap for almost 5 years now and I think I've probably slept through a whole night a handfull of times. I always end up waking up and it's almost impossible for me to get back to sleep. I go back to sleep but I still don't feel that energized feeling that a lot of people say they feel after using cpap. I know dentist charge different amounts, but I thought some kind of figure would help me out. Thanks!

:-) Angie
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Postby phoebe368 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:38 pm

Expect to pay at least $1500 for any good MAD device - TAP, Somnomed etc. It worked for me and was worth every penny. Sometimes dentists will charge for a consultation - make sure this fee is paid towards the device. Also ask if they charge for follow-up adjustments
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Postby mazsdps » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:54 pm

Thanks phoebe368!
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Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

Postby sabbyn » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:47 pm

It cost me $2,400 (in Southern California)which includes several follow-up consultations. Mine is pretty comfortable so I can wear it easily all night. Unfortunately, I have heard that you can wear it successfully but it is possible that it still might NOT reduce your OSA. The only way to know is to have a sleep study while wearing it. I haven't had my sleep study yet - my HMO put me on a waiting list. I will let you know the outcome.
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Postby glennaa11 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:01 pm

Do you have to go to a dentist to get one or can you do it through a sleep specialist?

I had my first sleep test last night. I don't know how they really can tell anything about your normal sleep from it, but I guess it is better than nothing. I won't get the results until next week. My sleep doctor went over potential treatments with me in my initial consult and she recommends the oral appliance for mild-moderate cases which is what I am hoping I have. I leave in 4 weeks on a month-long trip to Asia. So I am hoping we can get something in place before I leave...
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Do you have to go to a dentist to get a sleep appliance

Postby sabbyn » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:51 pm

[quote="glennaa11"]Do you have to go to a dentist to get one or can you do it through a sleep specialist?

Hi. I went through an orthodontist for my sleep apnea appliance - I didn't try through a sleep specialist since my HMO's sleep specialist (in the neurology dept) didn't cover any of the $ anyway. Has anyone else gotten an oral appliance from a sleep specialist?[/b]
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Somnodent MAS cost and does it work

Postby sabbyn » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:25 pm

Hi, I received the results of my sleep test (fyi: done by my doctor, not done by my Orthodontist) and this oral appliance is working!! Yahoo. However, I will not be able to wear it daily because it is starting to noticeably aggravate my TMJ condition. I also have a crossbite. If I had to do it again, I would not have spent the money if I knew that it would make my jaw hurt more than it already does (I had to sign a waiver about this based on my Orthodontist's warning, that should have been my clue) :) So I'll be using my CPAP most of the time. However, based on my discussions with several people at my work, the oral appliance might be comfortable to wear if you don't have a pre-existing dental-related condition. I have also read online about people who received oral appliances that were not successful in treating their sleep apnea, so research on the dentist and the appliance might make a big difference on your probablity of success. Good luck
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Re: Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

Postby sabbyn » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:10 pm

Hi everyone. I wanted to update you on my TMJ and sleep apnea issues. Since the dental appliance aggravated my TMJ in 2009, I could not wear it. I was eligible for jaw surgery from my medical HMO (Kaiser) due to my extreme overbite, cross bite and open bite. I had to wear specialty braces for 3 years ($10,400 - none of which was covered by my dental insurance due to I selected a top related orthodontist who works closely with my jaw surgeon which is important for this type of surgery). In Oct 2012 I had the maxillofacial jaw surgery to correct my bite. Since the surgeon was going to move my upper jaw forward anyway in order to correct my bite, I asked him if he could move it forward a little more to open up the airway, which he did. Post-surgery was somewhat rough due to it was hard to breathe (since your nasal passages become swollen when your upper jaw is moved) and the post-surgery 4-week liquid diet was not very fun. The fact that my upper jaw is alittle farther forward now is not cosmetically noticeable. But the great news is that the surgeon completely eliminated my sleep apnea per my recent follow-up sleep test. Although Kaiser does NOT do TMJ surgery (or so they say and they won't promise any TMJ pain reduction from any other procedures that they might do for you), my TMJ pain on the left side of my face at my temples was eliminated as well. I think this occurred since my jaw is now in a normal alignment. My advice is - if you have severe jaw problems like I did and can afford the braces required before you can have jaw surgery, your medical provider might be willing to open your airway and so reduce or eliminate your sleep apnea as well (and maybe your TMJ if you are lucky). The surgery was outpatient and cost me $250 out of pocket. I was lucky to have one of the top maxillofacial surgeons in the US working for Kaiser in San Diego. Also, I purchased a "My Pillow" online which keeps my neck and face in proper alignment to reduce the pressure on the side of my face when I sleep on my side.
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Re: Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

Postby SleepingUgly » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:19 pm

Sabbyn, did you have an MMA? Glad to hear you're cured!
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Re: Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

Postby sabbyn » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:56 pm

Yes, I had Maxillo Mandibular Advancement ("MMA") Surgery. I forgot to mention that my nose is still larger than normal from the extreme swelling of my nasal passages during upper jaw surgery and also due to the 2 titantium plates that were put on either side of my nose during surgery. It might take up to 2 years or more for my nose to look more normal again per some research I did on the internet. That said, I would definitely choose no sleep apnea over having a perfect nose! My jaw surgeon offered to take out the 2 plates after a year if my nose does not look more normal by then, since he said that the 2 plates were put beside my nose only to help with my upper jaw surgery and they do not need to be permanent. However that would be another outpatient surgery under general anesthesia, which I would like to avoid if possible. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Re: Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

Postby SleepingUgly » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:43 pm

That's great that the surgery eliminated your sleep apnea. I hope that means you feel much better (assuming you had daytime issues).
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Re: Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

Postby sabbyn » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:42 pm

Yes, I can tell the difference when I get up in the morning - I don't have that awful "dragged-out" feeling that I used to have with the sleep apnea (although my CPAP had reduced that feeling somewhat). Plus my heart is "happier" I can tell since I no longer have sleep apnea - it used to hurt somewhat in the morning - hard to describe. My sleep apnea over the past 15 to 20 years had contributed to my heart problems which culminated in my heart valve repair surgery in 2006. My heart surgeon told me that I needed to take care of the sleep apnea to prevent any further damage to my heart. This is because your heart "jump starts" your breathing again when you are having apneas. The continual stop and start process is hard on your heart. So I was on the CPAP for 3 years before I had the jaw surgery that opened up my airway.
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Re: Can anyone tell me how much the Somnodent MAS cost?

Postby dolor53 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:39 pm

In answer to original question, the appliance had a price tag of $1100. At the time I had Aetna insurance. Aetna covered the entire cost! I had Aetna for 2 yrs. I think that they did this because they were not being billed for durable medical equipment related to the CPAP therapy. Previous to that, I had NJ Horizon. They paid for CPAP machine/supplies. I suspect that they may not have picked up the additional tab for an oral appliance.
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