(featuring Silent SleepTM)
Dr. Jamison Spencer, DMD
"There is robust evidence of the efficacy of oral appliances for improving polysomnographic indices and modifying the health risk associated with OSA. Although not as efficacious as CPAP, oral appliances are often considered by patients to be a more acceptable treatment. This has the potential to translate to better treatment compliance and may provide a similar level of effectiveness in clinical practice."
Chan, A., & Cistulli, P. (2009)
Oral appliance treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: an update. Current opinion in pulmonary medicine. 15:591-596.
The AASM recommends the use of oral appliances for mild-to-moderate OSA, or for patients with severe OSA unable to tolerate CPAP or refuse CPAP treatment.
Kushida et al. (2006)
Practice parameters for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances: An update for 2005. Sleep, 29, 240-243.
The SnoreByte® Kit
Featuring the Silent SleepTM tray, the SnoreByte® Patient Kit is the ideal temporary oral appliance solution for initial, interim, or immediate use.
Provide patients with temporary appliances until their permanent appliances are ready.
While waiting for a repair or replacement, the SnoreByte® oral appliance is a perfect interim solution.
Patients can enjoy immediate treatment while they wait for the dental lab to fabricate their custom appliance.
State of the art
Some oral appliance designs have bulky plastic or adjustment mechanisms on the anterior section of the appliance. Such designs will bring the jaw forward (mandibular advancement), but interfere with moving the tongue into optimal forward positioning during sleep. The base of the tongue is an area of concern for sleep disordered breathing, so bringing the tongue forward along with the mandible makes much more sense than ignoring tongue positioning. Unfortunately, most oral appliances on the market today only address mandibular advancement and largely ignore tongue positioning.
Modern, state-of-the-art snoring and apnea oral appliances address both tongue and mandible positioning. The SnoreByte kit features the Silent SleepTM oral appliance, which is designed specifically with an open anterior to permit optimal advanced tongue position while simultaneously advancing the mandible.
Together the MediByte® and
SnoreByte® offer an effective
dental sleep solution to monitor
the effectiveness of oral
Fit the patient with a SnoreByte® oral appliance in 5 minutes.
While waiting for a repair or replacement, patients can use the SnoreByte® oral appliance as the perfect low-cost temporary solution.
Determine patient suitability for wearing an oral appliance before committing to a more expensive custom appliance.
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