Oral Appliances

introducing oral appliances

Apnea Options uses a variety of custom-fitted oral appliances that help the patient sleep soundly, and minimize the effects of sleep apnea and snoring.

Oral appliances treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea by preventing airway obstruction and allowing the patient to breathe easily and continuously while sleeping.

After a complete diagnosis, Apnea Options will recommend an oral appliance if needed, and let you know which type will work best for you. Oral appliances may also be used in conjunction with other apnea treatments.

dreamTAP appliance

The dreamTAP appliance is designed to allow for greater tongue space. With more tongue space, patients experience greater comfort and healthier sleep.

Stronger than surgical stainless steel, the hardware is made from nickel-free cobalt-chromium, removing the risk of an allergic reaction.

The adjustment mechanism advances the lower jaw in 0.25mm increments. The precision adjustments allow both the dentist and the patient to confidently determine and maintain the proper treatment position.

Features of the dreamTAP appliance include:

  • Patient-friendly
  • Superior results
  • Easy to fit
  • Infinitely adjustable
  • Precise control of advancement
  • Interchangeable hooks
  • Freedom for lateral movement
  • More room for the tongue

FlexTAP, a lab-made oral appliance is designed to treat patients with snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. FlexTAP debuts new patented Vertex Technology, which allows the mouth to open vertically and horizontally simultaneously during advancement of the jaw. Vertex Technology allows for more room in the mouth for the tongue and minimizes jaw advancement. Not only will this help patients achieve better treatment outcomes, but it will ease joint impact.

The appliance also features  a flexTAP Mouth Shield comfort accessory to promote nasal breathing, prevent dry mouth, minimize excess saliva, as well as improving treatment outcomes.

The Fastest Solution

This FDA cleared device offers an option for those suffering from mild to moderate sleep apnea as well as snoring. Based on the proven custom TAP design, with over half a million in use today over the past 20 years and over 40 independent studies validating its effectiveness, the myTAP is the obvious choice for anyone seeking a lower cost, non-custom designed solution to their snoring and sleep problems.

Features of the myTAP appliance include:

  • Can be fitted in as little as 30 minutes for same-day start of treatment
  • Designed more as a temporary or shorter-term appliance
  • FDA cleared to treat snoring as well as mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea
  • Precise control of advancement
  • More room for the tongue
Herbst appliance

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 by adjusting the appliance.

The Herbst Appliance is a mandibular repositioner that has been in use many years for orthodontic and TMJ therapy prior to its modification for treatment of sleep disordered breathing.

The greatest advantage of the Herbst appliance is that it allows for very quick, easy and accurate mandibular protrusive adjustability.

Bilateral interarch elastics are recommended to keep the jaw closed during sleep.

The SomnoDent MAS is comfortable and easy to wear. The appliance uses the smallest amount of material possible, reducing bulkiness in the mouth. It is made up of two separate pieces, which allow you to speak, yawn and drink. The design does not limit tongue space which results in a high comfort level with the SomnoDent MAS.

Klearway appliance

Klearway offers several distinct advantages over other appliances currently available on the market. It works by keeping the teeth together and holding the lower jaw and tongue forward during sleep to open the airway.

Klearway possesses excellent retention characteristics designed to keep the appliance in the mouth during all the various complex jaw movements which can occur during sleep.

Klearway  provides full occlusal coverage of both arches and is very carefully designed not to encroach on tongue space. Furthermore, it facilitates the very slow and gradual movement of the mandible by permitting the patient to adjust the appliance according to his or her own comfort level with the guidance of Dr. Johnson.

Klearway allows the patient to feel less restricted – a sensation experienced by a small number of patients during the first few nights of wear. 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 patent to yawn, swallow, and drink water without dislodging the appliance. Patients with bruxism are also very comfortable in this appliance since it does not prevent jaw movements during sleep.

SUAD appliance

When choosing a dental sleep appliance to treat your snoring or obstructive sleep apnea it is best to choose a premium device. All premium oral sleep appliances, including the SUAD Device, treat snoring and all levels of obstructive sleep apnea, as well as severe obstructive sleep apnea.  However, unlike some appliances on the market, The SUAD Device has the following notable benefits:

  • If you are missing some lower or upper teeth (partially edentulous arch), if you have absolutely no upper teeth (totally edentulous arch), or if you require combination therapy of a CPAP Pro and a dental appliance, The SUAD Device can be fabricated to match your condition
  • Only appliance with a patented casted substructure that helps to minimize the possibility of actual tooth movement.
  • Non-restrictive in movement allowing you to fully open and close your mouth, drink water, speak clearly, yawn, and take oral medication while wearing the appliance.
  • Does not limit how far forward you can move your lower jaw, does not have fins that limit lateral movement, and does not lock your upper and lower jaw together.
Tongue retaining device

The aveoTSD is a simple treatment for Sleep Disordered Breathing. If you or someone you love suffers from snoring or has been clinically diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, the aveoTSD can reenergize your life.

Traditional mandibular advancement devices indirectly move the tongue forward by moving the lower jaw forward. But the aveoTSD directly suctions onto the tongue, preventing it from falling back into the throat and thereby increases airway volume. Made of medical-grade Dupont silicone, the aveoTSD is the only anti-snoring device that is indicated for anyone – including those who wear full dentures!

Sleep Disordered Breathing is a serious health condition that increases the risk of: high blood pressure, stroke, cardiovascular disorders, heart failure, daytime fatigue, dementia, memory problems, obesity, diabetes and depression. Five years of clinical testing has shown the aveoTSD aids in a peaceful night’s sleep and decreases these risks.