Occlusal guards are removable mouth guards that help prevent wear and tear on your teeth during the night. There are specific standards that ADA sets for an ideal mouth guard. It should:
Previously, occlusal guards had just one code, but in 2019, the ADA updated the code to include three different types of night guards for teeth grinding. This allows for more descriptive and accurate procedure reporting. The updated codes can also lead to quicker payment of your claim.
Because night guards are split into three categories, you’ll need to know which category your appliance fits into before filing your insurance claim. Using the incorrect code may result in your claim being denied.
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