oral appliances
The SNORING & SLEEP APNEA CENTER of QUEENS & NASSAU currently prescribe 5 types of sleep apnea oral devices. These appliances have proven clinical scientific research supporting their efficacy and acceptance by patients. There are numerous styles and varieties on the market, but will not be mentioned here. Only the appliances the SNORING & SLEEP APNEA CENTER OF QUEENS & NASSAU prefer to prescribe are described. Your sleep dentist, after an examination, will discuss with you whether an oral appliance would be useful for you and which type.

Snoring Appliance
A snoring appliance is an oral appliance that resembles an athletic mouthpiece. Small and flexible, it has no moving parts, masks, hoses, or batteries. Generally made from sterile plastic it is easy to clean with a regular toothbrush.

Custom fit by a dentist in one simple, painless visit. Fit to the patient's teeth to keep the upper and lower jaw in position when the jaw and throat muscles relax during sleep. This keeps the airway open providing restful, quiet sleep.

Oventus O2Vent

The Oventus O2Vent T is a custom made, comfortable oral device with a unique airway design for the treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It may be particularly helpful to people suffering from nasal obstruction or those who cannot tolerate Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy. Like all oral device that bring the jaw forward, the O2Vent device stabilizes jaw position and bring the tongue forward to reduce airway collapse.

In addition to this, the unique airway allows for breathing through the device to bypass obstructions in the nose which can contribute to snoring and sleep apnea.

Somnodent, Sleep Apnea Device With Compliance Recorder
The SomnoMed 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 is required to alleviate snoring and OSA

Comfortable for Patients: 88% of patients reported regular use of SomnoDent device - Unique SMH BFlex technology provides unparalleled comfort - Patients can talk and open / close their mouths and lips while wearing device.

High Quality: FDA 510(k) cleared and manufactured at an ISO 13485 certified facility - Customized using the highest quality acrylic which does not discolor or attract odors - Device life expectancy 3-5 years; and devices have a 3 year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Compliance Recorder Sleep Apnea Device: The first and only dorsal fin oral device with micro-recorder that objectively records compliance data - Reports include hours device is worn and patient's supine or non-supine head position.

Clinically Effective: 15 independent studies demonstrate the device's significant clinical benefits - 91% of patients reported improvement in sleep quality with SomnoDent.

TAP III Appliance
The TAP appliance has separate sections for the top and bottom Jaw. Each portion can be placed into the month independently before connecting the two. The mechanism, at least initially, sticks out through the lips making adjustments very easy.

The Herbst Appliance
The Herbst appliance can be fabricated from three material options including hard acrylic, thermal active, or soft mouthguard material. Opposing ball hooks located in the upper and lower canine area are joined by elastics to maintain the vertical dimension. The standard elastic samples provided are #64, 5/16"-8oz. They will need to be replaced periodically. Any size elastic can be substituted as long as the mandible is maintained in the forward, closed bite position.

Silencer
Silencer has a titanium based hinge which is beneficial to patients with particular metal allergies.

The Resire
The Respire Blue Series is a custom made oral sleep device. It is composed of an upper and a lower component, which are not connected in any way, allowing the jaw to open and close naturally. The dorsal fin holds the jaw in a forward position preventing it from falling back and the airway collapsing. The Respire also has an anterior opening which allows the patient to breathe through their mouth, in turn providing extra patient comfort.

The advancement screw enables the doctor or patient to protrude the jaw at ΕΊ mm increments at a time, with a total advancement of 5.5 mm from the starting position. This device can be made with an acrylic fitting surface or a soft dual-laminate material.

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