Once successful acclimatization is complete, and efficacy is verified, it is generally recommended that patients undergo dental review every six months for the first year, and yearly beyond that (20). This is to monitor clinical efficacy, adherence, oral health and occlusion, and device deterioration. Medical follow-up is required to assess the clinical response to treatment, usually with polysomnography or a portable monitoring device. Subsequent medical review is required to assess adherence and ongoing efficacy of the treatment. This may require periodic review with poly-somnography if there is concern about attenuation of efficacy.
Was this article helpful?