Sleep Apnea Appliances
Discover the Power of Custom Oral Appliances: Your Path to Easier Breathing and Greater Comfort!
At our practice, we believe in the power of custom solutions tailored to meet your unique needs. That's why our skilled general dentists specialize in crafting custom oral appliances that can make a world of difference in your life.
Imagine a device that fits perfectly, designed exclusively for you. Our custom oral appliances are meticulously crafted to ensure an optimal fit, maximizing their effectiveness in keeping your jaw and/or tongue in a forward position. By doing so, these appliances play a pivotal role in maintaining a more open airway, leading to easier and more comfortable breathing.
Why settle for a one-size-fits-all approach when you can experience the comfort and efficiency of a personalized solution? Our team of dedicated professionals is here to guide you through the process, ensuring that your custom oral appliance is designed to address your specific needs and concerns.
Sleep Apnea Appliances fall into two categories: fixed and adjustable. Here are brief descriptions of some commonly used sleep apnea dental appliances:
TAP® 3 (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) - The TAP® 3 is the smallest, most comfortable member of the TAP family. It is a two-part custom-created sleep apnea appliance that fits over the teeth in much the same way as a sports mouthguard. The TAP® 3 projects the jaw forward to prevent the tongue and soft tissues from impeding the airway. The lower jaw positioner is adjustable, which means that it can be altered to suit the comfort level of the wearer. The TAP® 3 appliance can accommodate the three main types of malocclusion, and allows the lips to fully close.
OASYS Appliance - The OASYS appliance is designed to move the base of the tongue toward the front of the mouth by gently repositioning the jawbone (mandible). This shift opens the oropharynx and strengthens the upper airway. An extension of the upper shield projects toward the nose, creating a larger nasal opening and less resistance to normal airflow. This adjustable appliance is comfortable to wear and extremely patient friendly.
KlearwayTM Appliance - The KlearwayTM Appliance is generally used to alleviate obstructive sleep disorder and eliminate snoring. The patient or dentist can project the jaw forwards in increments of .25mm at a time. This ensures maximum comfort for the sleeper. The KlearwayTM appliance is made from VariflexTM heat softening acrylic, which makes it easier to insert. Running warm water over the appliance makes it pliable, but once placed in the desired position, the acrylic hardens again.
Herbst Telescopic Appliance - The Herbst appliance is held in the mouth by clasps and friction grips. It is made of acrylic, and contains adjustable metal wiring. The advantage of this appliance is that the wearer is able to move vertically and laterally without dislodging the appliance. The Herbst appliance is usually used in mild and moderate cases of sleep apnea, and can also alleviate loud snoring effectively.
Don't let breathing difficulties hold you back any longer
Take the first step towards better sleep, improved health, and enhanced well-being. Schedule a consultation with our experienced general dentists today, and let us show you the transformative power of a custom-fit oral appliance. Experience the difference firsthand and unlock the path to easier breathing and greater comfort!