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.