Sleep Apnea Treatments

Oral appliances offered by a dentist are becoming the first-line therapy for mild to moderate OSA sufferers due to their high compliance and increasing effectiveness. Even severe sleep apnea patients, if non-compliant with CPAP, are able to get a mandibular advancement device through a dentist. NDX has a variety of mandibular advancement devices which are all cleared for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Products

dreamTAP®

Sleep apnea is the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. Typically indicated by snoring, sufferers tend to awaken, gasping for breath. Apnea related disturbances occur repeatedly, resulting in a restless sleep and daytime drowsiness. This disease can cause serious health issues including increased blood pressure and the restriction of oxygen to the brain and blood stream.

How It Works

Designed with hardware on its exterior, dreamTAP® offers greater tongue space with no obstructions. The single point of adjustment prevents uneven bilateral adjustment that may create an irregular bite and jaw discomfort. The hardware in dreamTAP® is made from nickel-free cobalt chromium.

Advantages

  • Alleviate Sleep Apnea: Research shows that dreamTAP® is the most effective oral appliance available for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.1
  • Reduce Snoring: AHI (apnea hypopnea index) decreased by 89% in severe Obstructive Sleep Apneaics.2
  • Improve patient’s sleep:  The quality of their sleep has a huge impact on the overall quality of your patient’s life.
  • Increase lateral and protrusive range of motion for increased patient comfort and compliance.

Indications

  • Anti-snoring device
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • CPAP intolerance

Contraindications

  • Loose teeth or dentures
  • Central Sleep Apnea

What To Send

  • Full upper and lower VPS impressions
  • Centric bite registration
  • Maximum protrusive measurement


1Thornton Meta-Analysis, 2015. Unpublished
2Hoekema A. et al, Simulated driving in obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea; effects of oral appliances and continuous positive airway pressure (Sleep Breath, 2007), 11:129-138.

EMA®

EMA® is a simple, patient-friendly oral appliance for noninvasive treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is the temporary cessation of breathing during sleep. Sleep Apnea sufferers will often snore or awake gasping for breath. Apnea-related disturbances occur repeatedly, resulting in restless sleep and daytime drowsiness. The disease can cause serious health issues including increased blood pressure and the restriction of oxygen to the brain and blood stream. EMA® is relatively less expensive than other oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea.

How It Works:

The primary treatment mechanism of opening the bite and gently moving the mandible forward is achieved using interchangeable elastic straps that offer varying degrees of mandibular advancement. By holding the mandible forward, the EMA® maintains a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.

Advantages

  • Simple: Unobtrusive solution for OSA treatment
  • Comfortable: Elastic straps provide unsurpassed lateral movement
  • Affordable: Lower cost than many other oral appliance therapies

Indications

  • Snoring
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Contraindication

  • Severe bruxing
  • Edentulous patient
  • Centric Sleep Apnea
  • Mobile teeth

What To Send

  • Full upper and lower VPS impressions
  • Centric bite registration