STRAIGHT FROM THE DOCTOR’S MOUTH
Although every patient is different and will have a different experience with oral appliance therapy, there are some general things to expect:
- There is an adjustment period for everyone. The tongue, lips, cheeks and other muscles of the mouth must adapt to the appliance. If you are having trouble adjusting to having an appliance in your mouth at night, try putting the appliance in while you are awake with your mind on something else (watching TV or reading, for example).
- You may experience an excess of saliva in the beginning. This should subside after a few days. If not, contact your prescriber.
- Go at your own pace. You have not failed if it takes you longer than a couple of days to get used to the appliance. Attitude is extremely important. Keep a positive outlook and know that this will help your overall health.
PATIENT CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Patient Care Instructions (please refer to the Patient Instructions that are included with your device for more detailed instructions):