Sleep Appliances

Sleep Appliances

It is estimated that more than 90 million North Americans snore while sleeping. During your sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, causing a narrowing of the airway. The decrease in airway space increases the velocity of air that flows through the airway and causes vibrations. This is what creates the “snoring” or “noisy breathing” sounds.

Silent Nite
Our practice offers a sleep device that is custom fabricated for you called Silent Nite. This product uses a special slide-link connector that positions the lower jaw into a forward position and keeps the airway open and prevents snoring. The success rate for this oral device is between 80-100%. Silent Nite does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. The device has a hard outer shell that is durable and resists breakage and a soft inner layer that will rest comfortably against your teeth and gums.  
Tap 3
The Tap 3 device is another option for some patients who clench and grind their teeth in their sleep. 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 basic 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. The unique design allows the patient to adjust the degree to which the lower jaw is held forward, simultaneously allowing maximum comfort and effectiveness.

These appliances effectively treat sleep apnea/snoring and reduces the impact of serious health conditions without the need for surgery or medication. We work closely with our pulmonologist to monitor your individual needs and outcomes. Great for traveling and for those people that cannot tolerate their CPAP machine. 
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