New SomnoDent SNORE Guard
We are now proud providers of the SomnoDent Sleep Apnea Device!
Did you know?
- Loud snoring on a regular basis is typically an indicator of a more serious problem known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- OSA has been linked to excessive tiredness, depression, irritability, and reduced immune function
- Chronic snorers have a 33% increased risk of cardiovascular disease and people suffering from OSA are four times more likely to have a heart attack!
If you feel that you may be suffering from OSA, take the first step towards improving your sleep, health, and quality of life!
The SomnoDent® MAS may be the right treatment option for you!
If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snore, the SomnoDent® MAS should benefit you. It will almost certainly put an end to your snoring and will most likely eliminate or significantly reduce your OSA. For your bed partner this means peace and quiet again and a better night’s sleep. For you, it will mean better quality sleep. As a result, you will be less likely to suffer from headaches and daytime sleepiness and your ability to concentrate will improve.
If you have tried CPAP and found it uncomfortable, wake up to a brilliant alternative treatment for OSA. The difference in comfort and tolerance will astound you.
The SomnoDent® MAS is worn when you sleep. The device is very discrete, allowing you to close your lips so it is not obvious that you are wearing it.
You won’t find a more comfortable MAS. Why? Because it is custom made to fit your mouth and it does not impinge on your tongue. You can open and close your mouth normally as the SomnoDent® MAS does not lock or fix your jaws together (like other MAS appliances).
On your first visit, the dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth and may use X-rays to confirm your oral health status, as well as ensuring that you are dentally appropriate for the device. Dental impressions are required to fabricate a SomnoDent® MAS. They are taken, and sent to our laboratory where the appliance is made. Once custom made for you, the appliance will be inserted by a dentist who will show you how to insert and remove it yourself, as well as how to clean and care for it.
An oral appliance is a small device, similar to an orthodontic retainer or an athletic mouthguard. It is worn in the mouth during sleep to prevent the soft throat tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway. Some appliances hold the lower jaw forward during sleep while others have direct effect on tongue position. Oral appliances relieve snoring and may treat OSA by realigning the jaw and/or tongue in relation to the head. Although oral appliances do not work on everybody, a well-made, well-fitted appliance may reduce or eliminate snoring, and may significantly relieve symptoms of OSA.
Patients with crowns or bridges can be successfully fitted with SomnoDent® MAS appliances. Adjustments are made in the appliance to ensure that fragile crowns and bridges are not harmed. Patients with crown and bridge work may prefer SomnoDent® MAS Flex that has a soft lining inside and is more gentle for your teeth.
Sufficient healthy teeth are required in order to use an oral appliance. Most devices require at least 10 good teeth both upper and lower jaws. The SomnoDent® MAS appliances require fewer teeth to be effective. Patients with partial dentures may be successfully fitted with the SomnoDent® MAS, as long as there are sufficient teeth on the lower arch for optimal retention.
The MAS may be fitted over dental implants. However, we recommend using SomnoDent® MAS Edentulous designed for patients with no upper teeth and made from either acrylic or flex. An edentulous upper splint covers the palate in the same way as a full upper denture secured by suction and made to oppose a lower splint. Due to the unique two piece coupling mechanism, there is no downward pull on the upper splint.
This advantage allows edentulous patients to enjoy the benefits of a SomnoDent® MAS. Please note as a recommended minimum pre-requisite for SomnoDent® MAS Edentulous the patient should have six teeth in the low jaw.
Yes. The SomnoDent® MAS features medical grade stainless steel screws on the side of the appliance to provide incremental levels of jaw advancement. This optimizes the effectiveness and comfort-level of treatment, as the jaw is moved only as far as required to alleviate snoring and OSA.