At Dental Sleep Medicine of Greenville, we offer many different types of oral appliances for (OSA) obstructive sleep apnea. Since everybody’s mouth is different in size and shape, it requires a custom design. There is an extensive collection of custom models and innovations available in the USA to choose from. Feel free to browse this page and contact us with any questions.
The Respire Blue+ makes it easier for your mouth to close with its new redesign. It also helps to promote more tongue space. In addition, six mm of Maximum advancement allows for greater airflow and fewer apnea events.
It’s Available with external hard or hard/soft-fitting surfaces. In addition, there is an option to add elastic hooks and anterior discluding ramp for patients who suffer from TMJ and bruxism. Finally, it has the standard industry 3-Year manufacturer’s warranty. I wear this appliance and find it comfortable and functional, making it my go-to device for snoring and osa.
Considered the “classic” SomnoDent® sleep devices are regarded as mandibular repositioning appliances. It works by increasing the vertical height of the mouth and moving it forward, allowing for more air to flow into your lungs. All devices are custom-made to fit precisely. Either the doctor or the patient can adjust the movement forward to increase the efficacy. These appliances are generally tolerated very well by patients and are highly successful. All SomnoDent products feature a 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
FDA approved as a Class II Medical Device; the Somnodent Herbst Advance is Medicare-approved. Comfortable and highly rated by patients for treating mild to moderate sleep apnea. The design features a visual calibration monitor, which allows a maximum forward movement of eight millimeters. Also available with a soft flex lining. The Herbst appliance also aids in minimizing night bruxism.
With their release of the Somnodent Avant, they took the industry to the next level offering the first digital prescribed and milled appliance with two distinctly different layers. Using the Cad-Cam manufacturing system has led to five-star ratings and is also backed by SomnoMed’s dependable 3-year warranty. Its external surface is hard acrylic with a soft liner inside to comfort the mouth. The concept design originated for the most delicate petite mouth structure.
The Suad appliance is used on patients with few or fully edentulous teeth. It is used in combination therapy with a CPAP. Backed by an unheard-of five-year warranty, it is the only appliance specifically engineered to withstand the forces of bruxism. There are no limitations in the amount of movement the jaw can go in and is not locked in place. It is designed with a patented substructure that minimizes tooth movements. The Suad allows you to speak, drink and take oral medications while in use. It is clinically proven to be safe and effective for treating snoring and all levels of obstructive sleep apnea.
The OASYS oral appliance is a mandibular advancement device with built-in nasal dilators that keep the nasal passages open. The Oasys is FDA approved. It is the Recommended Oral Appliance for (UARS) – Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome. It also provides maximum tongue space and freedom of movement.
The Panthera is the most allergic-proof appliance for OSA. The material is composed of biocompatible medical-grade nylon. It is designed on a computer and 3D printed in your lab. Cited as the most lightweight device on the market today has won many accolades with sleep apnea dentists in the USA.
The MicrO2 works well as an anti-snoring device and a sleep apnea appliance. A Cad/Cam system designs them; it’s lightweight but strong PMMA materials. It’s now available with a soft liner for comfort as well. A series of 4- 5 sets is milled to advance the mandible since there are no movable parts.
The EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) oral appliance is a transitional osa model used during active dental treatment. It’s strong but not durable. Flexible yet serves its purpose to help you breathe and sleep better. Designed for short-term use and is relatively expensive. It comes with a set of pre-cut bands with different lengths so you can adjust yourself.
Dentist Keith Thornton developed the TAPP1-3 and The Dream TAPP. The TAP appliance is a custom-made, two-piece appliance that snaps firmly and comfortably over the upper and lower teeth, much like a sports mouthguard or retainer. Its primary function is to hold the jaw forward so the tongue and soft tissues of the throat do not collapse into the throat, causing snoring and sleep apnea. Recently a soft liner has been added for comfort.