What is a SomnoDent Appliance?
SomnoDent appliances are custom fit TGA and FDA approved medical devices to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
They are typically prescribed in mild to moderate cases of OSA as an alternative to CPAP machines.
How do they work?
During sleep, muscle relaxation and gravity allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissue to fall back into the throat area, collapsing the airway and obstructing the air flow.
A custom fit SomnoDent appliance, moves and holds the lower jaw slightly forwards. This keeps the airway open during sleep.
I have been recommended a SomnoDent Appliance
We are able to custom fit a SomnoDent Appliance if you have been recommended one by your Sleep Specialist or GP, and if you have undertaken a sleep test.
Your initial consultation will involve moulds and measurements to be taken to fit the appliance. The appliance is fitted 2 weeks later and correctly “dialled-in” for the correct amount of airway opening.
If you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and are seeking a SomnoDent Appliance, give us a call on 07 3357 4177 today for a consultation with our experienced dentists.