Orthodontic Appliances - Anti-Snoring Devices


Virtually all of us snore from time to time. In fact it is estimated that over 50% of adult males and 30% of adult females may be affected by snoring. For some, snoring is no more that an occasional inconvenient habit, but chronic, heavy loud snoring can be more serious.

Snoring
usually occurs when a personís airway at the back of the throat constricts, causing air to be inhaled at an increased speed and pressure. This results in the soft tissue in the back of the mouth vibrating, creating the snoring noise.
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Simple snoring can disturb others and cause a dry mouth or sore throat. Heavy snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea which is frequently associated with hypertension, stroke and other cardiopulmonary problems.

Obstructive sleep apnea
occurs when the airway completely collapses and blocks airflow into the lungs. Each time breathing is blocked, oxygen in the blood stream falls, and the heart must work harder to circulate blood. Blood pressure rises and the heart may beat irregularly or even stop. The patient may or may not be aware that they have stopped breathing. A sleep mate will often hear the patient to gasp for air or choke. People with mild sleep apnea may stop breathing only a few times an hour. People with severe sleep apnea can stop breathing as many as 80 times an hour.
TAP
Courtesy of Airway Management Inc


TAP®
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner
The Thornton Adjustable Positioner(TAP®)
is a custom made mandibular advancement device for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Developed with advanced dental technology, the TAP® improves breathing and eliminates snoring in over 95% of all patients. The TAP® effectively treats sleep apnea and reduces the impact of associated health risk without the need for surgery, CPAP, or medication. TAP® is the only mandibular advancement device that can be adjusted easily by the patient or practitioner while in the mouth.
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SNOR-ex Device
R-Pol Orthodontic Laboratory - SNOR-ex Device
The SNOR-ex Device
is a premium oral appliance developed for the treatment of snoring and OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). You wear it during sleep to prevent the tissue at the back of your throat and the base of your tongue from collapsing and blocking your airway. Because your tongue is connected to the lower jaw by muscles, if you move your lower jaw forward into a comfortable position, you will automatically move your tongue out of the airway.

The SNOR-ex Device is similar in design to an orthodontic appliance or athletic mouth guard. The upper and lower forms are custom made from impressions taken of your teeth. The fit is excellent and comfortable. Due to the unique design of the SNOR-ex Device, you will still be able to open your mouth wide, talk, yawn, and even swallow.

FASA - Fixed Anti-Snoring Appliance
R-Pol Orthodontic Laboratory - Fixed Anti-Snoring Appliance
This Fixed Anti-Snoring Appliance
holds mandible in protrusive position.. The design does not allow the tongue to be sucked back against the pharynx. It is very important to provide bite registration of desired protrusion (5-7 mm).
 
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