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A Variety of Oral Appliances for Your Unique Needs

Not every smile is the same, and not every sleep apnea suffer responds to the same oral appliance therapy. At the Bethesda Center for Dental Sleep Medicine & TMJ Therapy, we offer a variety of oral appliance options to treat any patient.

SomnoDent® Sleep Appliances

SomnoDent® sleep appliances are a family of oral appliances that shift the jaw forward during sleep. This works by increasing the pressure on soft tissue and muscles in the airway to keep the patient's throat open and clear throughout sleep. The appliance is custom fit and made from high quality materials. Easily adjusted, the appliance allows patients to speak and drink during wear, and 91% of patients report improved sleep and quality of sleep.

SomnoDent Herbst Advance™

The Herbst Advance is a Medicare-approved appliance for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea. It can be used by any patient, and allows for some movement, which is helpful for patients who brux. There is a visual indicator on the side to manage adjustments and maintain the proper setting, according to the sleep dentists’ recommendation.

SomnoDent® Avant

Introducing the digitally designed SomnoDent Avant. It’s the brand’s slimmest oral appliance to date and its first that is milled. It is constructed with a hard acrylic shell and a soft liner. SomnoDent Avant is the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. It provides you with full lip seal with the ability to speak and drink while wearing, patented soft liner for retention and comfort, and SomnoMed’s dependable 3-year warranty.

The SUAD

One of the many appliances offered by SomnoDent is the SUAD device. Used to shift the jaw forward and keep the throat open, this device allows patients to adjust jaw position at home, keeping the airway open, with increased comfort overall. The SUAD device offers a unique design that gives patients more tongue space, a significant benefit for those with a sensitive gag reflex.

The OASYS Herbst

The OASYS oral appliance offers patients the dual benefits of a mouthpiece that opens the throat and nasal dilators that keep the nasal passage open. Treatment using OASYS maximizes the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy making it possible for patients to breathe easily through their mouth or nose as they sleep.

The Panthera D-SAD

The Panthera is one of the smallest, lightest and most durable sleep appliances on the market. The Panthera D-SAD (Digital Sleep Apnea Device) is custom designed on a computer from optically scanned information, then 3D printed using the latest technology and material, and is made from biocompatible polyamide medical grade nylon. It does not contain BPA, phthalate or resin. Connecting rods are made of the same biocompatible polymer as the device. Unique rod connection points ensure that the device will not disengage during sleep, elongate or distort.

The MicrO2

The MicrO2 sleep and snore device is one of the latest advances in oral appliance therapy. It utilizes CAD/Cam technology to mill a comfortable, custom appliance. Unlike other appliances that clip or snap together, the MicrO2 is crafted as one, seamless unit. This allows patients maximal comfort and care, and the high quality PMMA materials allow the appliance to be compact and comfortable while retaining optimal strength and durability.

The EMA

The EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) oral appliance is one of the more comfortable, customizable treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. This appliance keeps the mouth and throat open during sleep,allowing for easy breathing...even when patients are congested. The adjustable and exchangeable sizes and shapes of the elastic tension straps allow patients to customize their treatment, too.

Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP)

TAP is a mandibular advancement device that shifts the jaw forward during sleep. There are three parts to the appliance: an upper and lower dental tray, as well as piece that connects the two. Based on the optimal positioning of the throat during CPR, TAP appliances shift the jaw forward to open the throat and allow air to pass through easily. These appliance are easily adjusted by the patient at any time, allowing for optimal comfort and effectiveness.