Oral appliance therapy is a course of therapy, not an appliance. Oral appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth and made of lightweight material. There are multiple appointments necessary to assure the fit and function of the appropriate appliance chosen for the patientís specific needs.
After the initial examination and consultation, you will be scheduled for an appointment for impressions and bite registration. Approximately 4 weeks later, you will be fitted with the appliance and begin the process of advancing to the prescribed position. After a period of time, using the appliance at this position, you will return for final testing while wearing the appliance to verify the position. So, there will be 4-6 appointments over 6-8 weeks, depending on your individual needs and scheduling availability.