Take The First Step
Contact us to get your questions answered or to make an appointment. A phone call can be a great opportunity to discuss your or your partner’s concerns with one of our experienced team and get a better understanding of the successful treatments which are available.
If you have already had a sleep study done, and are making an appointment, we will obtain the results so we can ascertain and discuss your level of snoring or sleep apnoea, and the most appropriate treatment for you, or your partner.
The Initial Consultation
During your consultation, a comprehensive assessment is done which includes a discussion about your main concerns, symptoms and medical history.
If you haven’t had a sleep study and it is assessed that you might have sleep apnoea, a diagnostic sleep study can be arranged. If you have already had a sleep study we will assess your degree of snoring or sleep apnoea, the impact on health and quality of life, and the best form of treatment.
In the consultation, we will also assess your oral health including teeth, gums, jaw joints, muscles, soft tissues, as well as the range of mandibular (jaw) movements.
This is also a great opportunity to look at the choice of the current state of the art oral appliances and have all your questions answered, including what to expect, ease of use, longevity, effectiveness etc. We will also select an optimal appliance specifically for you to ensure you get the best possible results.
Organising A Sleep Study
A sleep study can now be done in the comfort of your home with a high degree of accuracy. The results of the sleep test are analysed by a specialist sleep physician who then diagnoses the presence, and severity, of any sleep apnoea and makes treatment recommendations.
If you are diagnosed with sleep apnoea, it’s important to your health and wellbeing that you choose an effective, long-term treatment. If an oral appliance is designated as an optimal treatment, then should you wish to proceed, the process can commence, and the teeth are then scanned.
Further information on types of treatment and their effectiveness can be found here – Treating Sleep Apnoea.
Scanning Of Your Teeth
SleepWise Clinic uses the latest intraoral scanning, in which an image of the patient’s teeth is created using 3D scanning technology. This is an easy and comfortable procedure and results in highly accurate models, with an extremely well-fitting oral appliance made by 3D printers.
This process has superseded impression taking and is far more accurate and less messy! The appliance is then produced and ready to be fitted 2-3 weeks following the initial consultation. Learn more about the professional fitting process.
If You Have Been Referred
Many patients who have been referred to us have already been diagnosed with sleep apnoea. Some have also tried the CPAP machine and are looking for an effective and comfortable alternative treatment.
If you have been referred by a health professional, prior to your visit with us we will ensure we receive a letter detailing the results of your sleep study, or any other tests, as well as an outline of your main concerns and medical history.
We will liaise with your specialist, or medical practitioner, to ensure they are informed of the results of treatment every step of the way. When your snoring or sleep apnoea is successfully treated we may organise to send you back to the referring practitioner for a final assessment.
Get Your Sleep Back!
Tired of snoring and unrefreshing sleep? The results of treatment are often life changing.
Book now and take the next step for overcoming snoring, sleep apnoea or tiredness