Suffering from snoring? It can be a sign of harmful underlying problems
Night grinding or clenching can cause serious damage to your teeth and jaw joints.
You may be unaware your breathing is being cut off during sleep
Discover Oral Appliance Therapy
Sleep problems are dangerously common among the Australian population with a recent national survey¹ showing:
33-45% of adults are affected by inadequate or poor quality sleep
frequent, loud snoring reported by 24% of men and 17% of women with 70% of these people reporting daytime sleepiness
there is a higher risk of poor work performance and driving accidents for those affected
the cost of sleep disorders to Australia in 2010 was estimated to be $5.1 billion dollars of which 63% was due to sleep apnoea²
Approximately a third of our lives are spent sleeping and it is extremely important to get the best quality sleep to enhance our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Getting a good sleep will improve or prevent our risks of many medical issues such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and depression.
Oral Appliance Therapy is an effective, scientifically backed treatment option to help people suffering from loud snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea and bruxism. It is also a widely acceptable alternative for people who are unable to tolerate CPAP treatment.
1. Adams, R., Appleton, S., Taylor, A., McEvoy, D., Antic N. (2016). Report to the Sleep Health Foundation 2016 Sleep Health Survey of Australian Adults. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide. Retrieved from:
2. The Deloitte Access Economics (2011). Re-awakening Australia: The economic cost of sleep disorders in Australia, 2010. Sleep Health Foundation. Retrieved from:
Snoring/Sleep Apnoea Q&A
1. How much are the sleep appliances?
Answer- It depends on the appliance. We create custom-made appliances. The total cost of the therapy which includes consult, assessment, impressions appliance and all review and adjustment appointments for 6 months is approximately $1600.00 there are private health rebates available which can be quoted at the clinic with no commitments.
2. Do they work?
Answer- Majority of our patients have great results reducing the snoring and sleep apnoea problems. It does depend from person to person, which is why it is best for the dentist to assess every person.
3. How do I get a sleep appliance?
Answer- Book a consultation with the dentist to do an assessment and explain fully about the process. There are several different appliances which are better for different situations. A sleep study is required to assess the severity of the snoring/sleep apnoea. These are simple and cheap to do these days, and can be done either in a laboratory or at home. It is not a problem if you haven’t had one done yet but it’s still best to see the dentist first so a report can be written for your GP Doctor.
4. How does it work?
Answer- It is an appliance which covers both the top and bottom teeth comfortably and works by stopping the lower jaw from falling back during sleep which usually cuts off your airway or vibrates causing snoring. It can be adjusted to bring your lower jaw forward to make the airway bigger so you can breath better.
If you are interested in booking a consult for a sleep apnoea/appliance:
Phone us at Meadowbrook Dental Synergy on 32007676 and say you are wanting an appointment regarding Sleep Apnoea/snoring.
If you have ever had a sleep study done, please bring any results/reports you have.