Oral Sleep Apnea AppliancesGlendale, AZ
FDA Aproved Oral Appliances
SomnoMed MAS (Medicare Approved)
The SomnoMed MAS is a custom-made device, consisting of upper and lower dental plates with a unique patented fin-coupling component, which allows normal mouth opening and closing. A patient adjustable feature provides incremental and adjustable levels of lower jaw advancement, which improves the effectiveness and comfort-level of treatment as the jaw is moved only as far as is required to alleviate snoring and reduce OSA. Key features and benefits of the device include: Permits normal mouth opening, allows speech and drinking, provides full lip-seal, easily adjustable, safe and effective, clinically proven and custom-fitted. Additionally, the SomnoMed MAS is made from durable fade-proof acrylic that retains its shape and color for at least four-five years and is covered by a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Telescopic Herbst Appliance (Medicare Approved)
The Herbst Appliance has been proven to be effective on chronic snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea sufferers. This appliance allows patients to move laterally and vertically without disengaging the appliance. Also, if it is determined that the initial position does not provide the anticipated relief of the condition, the mandible can easily be moved forward by two options of adjustability. The first option is traditional hardware with sets of 1,2 and 3 mm shims for advancing those increments only. The second being the Telescopic version allowing the clinician to advance in ¼ mm increments by making one full turn of the protrusion collar up to 6-8mm from the start position. The appliance can be fabricated from hard acrylic, thermoactive and soft materials and is tooth retained via friction grip or clasps.
The SUAD™ Device (Medicare Approved)
The SUAD™ Device is a premium dental sleep appliance for the effective treatment of snoring and all levels of obstructive sleep apnea. It is safe, effective, and FDA cleared for treatment of OSA. The SUAD™ Device functions by slightly moving the lower jaw (mandible) in a comfortable, forward position to maintain an open airway. It is the only dental sleep appliance specifically engineered to withstand the forces of bruxism and its patented cast framework substructure helps minimize the potential of actual tooth movement. The SUAD device is custom- made giving the patient an effortless, comfortable fit, without impinging on tongue space. It is also non-restrictive in movement allowing the patient to fully open and close their mouth, speak clearly, yawn, and take oral medication while wearing the appliance. The SUAD™ Device is unlimited in protrusive advancement and easily adjusted by adding additional nylon- type or metal advancement spacers. The SUAD™ Device is truly setting the standard in choices by being the only appliance that gives practitioners numerous design choice options including base material selection and choice of occlusal contact. Each SUAD™ Device fabricated comes with a two-year limited warranty on its metal components, including the framework, not just for manufacturer’s defects but also for accidental breakage by the patient.
Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP) (Medicare Approved)
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner uses the principle of cardiopulmonary resuscitation to keep the airway open in order to help patients maintain proper breathing techniques. Oxygen is allowed to flow adequately into the airway with the help of a device that holds the lower jaw forward to prevent collapse of the airway and eliminate instances of breathing cessation. With improved breathing, patients are able to get a good night’s rest and give their partners a chance to sleep with decreased snoring. The TAP device is comfortable and adjustable to fit patients’ unique size and shape mouths.
Klearway Oral Appliance
KlearwayT is a fully-adjustable oral appliance used for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Fabricated of thermoactive acrylic resin, Klearway becomes pliable for easy insertion and confirms securely to the dentition for an excellent fit while significantly decreasing soft tissue and tooth discomfort. Small increments (0.25mm) of forward lower jaw advancement are initiated by the patient under the direction of a dentist and this helps avoid rapid jaw movements that can cause significant patient discomfort. The appliance does not encroach on tongue space. Once warmed under hot water and inserted, the acrylic resin hardens as it cools to body temperature and firmly affixes itself to both arches. Lateral and vertical jaw movement is permitted which enables the patient to yawn, swallow, and drink water without dislodging the appliance.
Snore Guard®, an oral appliance easily assembled at chair side, comprises a structure shaped to conform to the upper dental arch of the user and to create a ramp behind the lower anteriors. This ramp prevents the user’s jaw from receding; in addition, the tongue seeks an opening between the upper and lower portion of the Snore Guard, thus keeping the air passage of the throat open.
The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway SystemT is the first dental device to be reviewed by both the dental and ENT divisions of the FDA and to be approved as a dental device for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea through mandibular repositioning and also as a nasal dilator for reduction of nasal resistance and improved nasal breathing.
Elastic Mandibular Advancement Appliance (EMA)
The EM® – Custom appliance is a simple, patient-friendly oral appliance created for noninvasive treatment of snoring and OSA. The primary treatment mechanism of opening the bite and gently moving the mandible forward is achieved with the use of interchangeable elastic straps that offer varying degrees of mandibular advancement. The flexibility of these elastic straps provides unsurpassed lateral movement and overall TMJ comfort. The 2 mm thick pressure formed bases offer orthodontic retention.
Tongue Retaining Device (TRD)
The TRD is lab constructed of a flexible polyvinyl material adapted to the general contours of the teeth and dental arches. It does not depend on teeth for retention. Rather, the tongue is held forward by the negative pressure created in the vacuum bulb on the front of the appliance.
CPAP/PRO is a nasal pillow device that is held in place by custom or boil and bite appliance. It may also attach to a mandibular repositioning appliance.
The Silencer Professional is a laboratory fabricated fully adjustable oral appliance for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring. The appliance features a titanium precision attachment, which controls the anatomical settings of the appliance. It is capable of anteroposterior adjustment as well as vertical adjustment through a range of 10mm, in both dimensions. The design of the precision attachment also allows lateral movement of the mandible which respects and protects the TMJ. The titanium Halstrom Hinge? is made of implant grade titanium and carries a five-year warranty.
Unlike oral dental devices , the aveoTSD does not attach to the teeth, and does not require specialist fitting by a dental professional. For maximum compliance this device is best suited for use with consultation by a medical doctor or dental professional.The aveoTSD is a non-adjustable universal device that is the most cost effective and simple to use. Approved by the F.D.A in the U.S.A as a medical device.
NORAD is an auto titratable, immediate placement, mandibular repositioning device for the management and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. The appliance, which is fabricated chairside, works by repositioning the lower jaw downward and to a slightly more forward position.
The Silent Nite® appliance is prescribed by more dentists for the initial treatment of snoring. Persons with mild sleep apnea also may be treated when surgical and other medical treatments are ineffective or not desired. A soft/hard frame material is available for increased patient comfort.
Clasp Retained Mandibular Positioner
Sleep Apnea Goldilocks Appliance (SAGA)
Mandibular Inclined Repositioning Splint (MIRS)
Nocturnal Airway Patency Appliance (NAPA)
Hilsen Adjustable Positioning Appliance
Medical Dental Sleep Appliance (MDSA)
Sleep Apnea Management System (SAAMS)
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