Why Moses Alpha is preferred
The Moses Alpha fixes the mandible in the treatment position
Any appliance that allows the mandible to move also allows the airway to change shape, often times this decreases the effectiveness.
The Alpha Update allows the clinician to update the mandibular position in any direction
Appliances that allow mandibular changes in only one direction limit the treatment outcomes. Sometimes advancing in one direction decreases the effectiveness.
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Patient Compliance is high
The appliance is very small in the mouth.
No metal parts, No allergies to worry about.
Can easily disengage to speak, eat or drink. Not locked together.
It is the lowest cost, most durable appliance available.
It is FDA cleared and eligible for E0486 insurance coverage.
MAJOR FEATURES OF THE MOSES DEVICES
All Moses appliances are designed for maximum airway dilation and patient comfort
MAXIMUM SPACE FOR TONGUE
Very small in mouth
Maximum airway dilation is achieved when the tongue is forward and against roof of the mouth. Moses appliances have only a thin layer of material on the lingual mandibular arch.
Nothing in the palate.
Nothing to imped the tongue.
LIP SEAL AND NASAL BREATHING
No anterior coverage
It is healthier to breath through the nose during sleep. The Moses open anterior design with adequate tongue space to comfortablely close the lips promotes nasal breathing. This is important to eliminate dry mouth.
COMFORTABLE TO WEAR
No Restrictions to open mouth
The Moses appliances have NO mechanisms to lock the jaw.
Can drink and talk while wearing
Lip seal to prevent dry mouth and drooling.
DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE BUSINESS
IS MOSES ALPHA CLEARED BY THE FDA?
Yes. All the Moses Appliances, including the Alpha are cleared by the FDA for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
IS MOSES ALPHA COVERED BY MEDICAL INSURANCE?
Yes. E0486 is the current HCPCS medical code for a custom-fitted mandibular sleep apnea appliance, used for dental sleep medicine medical billing.
The description for E0486 is an oral device/appliance used to reduce upper airway collapsibility. This includes adjustable or non-adjustable, custom fabricated, fitting and adjustment.
IS MOSES ALPHA COVERED BY DENTAL INSURANCE?
Since the Moses Alpha was originally designed to treat bruxism,
the Alpha Update may also be eligible for dental insurance reimbursement.
Here are the codes:
• D9944 Occlusal guard–Hard appliance, full arch
• D9946 Occlusal guard–Hard appliance, partial arch
NEW DEVICE UPON RECALL?
Providers can take advantage of regular recall appointments to replace the lower component or any Moses appliance with a new Alpha Update. The costs are so low and since it is potentially covered by dental insurance, it makes sense for the provider, and the patient gets a new spanky clean appliance every couple of years.
Providers can take advantage of a new Alpha Update for any patient with the and Moses Alpha, original The Moses or Moses Elite.
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