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Sleep Breathing Disorders

sleep and breathing disorders

It has been estimated that as many as 40% of the US adult population suffer from some form of sleep disorder.

Sleep disorders can range from mild snoring to the more serious obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep disorders can lead to serious health problems for the snorer, spouse, or family member whose sleep may be disrupted. Some common health problems associated with sleep disorders and sleep deprivation include daytime fatigue, increased blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, anxiety/depression, increased risk of vehicle accident (3-10X) and reduced quality of life.

Oral appliance therapy is a great solution for patients suffering from the effects of snoring and sleep apnea.

The Moses™ appliance is FDA cleared for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is an adjustable custom made device that incorporates 3 very specific dimensions into the design for maximum comfort and efficacy: tongue position, mandibular advancement, and patient compliance. The innovative, open-anterior design accommodates a forward tongue position that results in patient comfort and efficacy. It passively allows the tongue to assume a forward position conducive to better airway patency. With the maximum amount of tongue space, the mandible does not need to be protruded so significantly. By combining forward tongue position with conservative mandibular advancement, you can reduce patient discomfort and jaw pain. The Moses™ is comfortable and easy to wear, demonstrating excellent patient compliance.

The EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) is a custom-made removable intraoral appliance created for noninvasive treatment of snoring and OSA. The appliance is designed to both advance the lower jaw (mandible) and open the bite to allow for less restricted airflow during sleep. The EMA has many options for mandibular patient advancement with 5 strap lengths and 4 different elastic tension options. The appliance does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. Non-restricted side-to-side (lateral) or front-to-back (protrusive) movements of the jaw are possible while wearing the appliance due to varying elastic bands.