SLEEP APNEA DORSAL APPLIANCE
The Dorsal dental device was originally designed as an oral aid in treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. The Dorsal snore guard was specifically created to help patients with severe snoring ailments. It can be fabricated from thermal splint materials, laminate or acrylic with movable parts for easy adjustments. The most popular Dorsal appliances include the following:
ACCU-FIT DORSAL DENTAL DEVICE
Several different models of the same appliance are presently in use. The Accu – Fit Dorsal dental device is specifically invented for people who are in the process of obtaining reconstructive dental work, such as crowns, bridges or multiple fillings, that are large in size. The unique thermal liner allows the perfect fit at the time of the delivery. As the mouth is being reconstructed and the anatomy of the teeth changes, the liner can be remolded by using hot water without the need for creating the new appliance every time.
COMFORT FIT – DORSAL SNORE GUARD
Dorsal Comfort Fit is manufactured from a thinner acrylic for added patient satisfaction. Superior nighttime wear and retention add to the patient’s comfort while helping with the symptoms of sleep apnea, such as snoring, choking and gasping, simultaneously. The patient is able to obtain restful sleep which alleviates the chronic fatigue and less napping episodes during the day.
DORSAL DENTAL DEVICES
The Dorsal dental devices are the most widely used appliances in dentistry today as they are also most effective. They are custom made for added durability and perfect match. They come with manufacturer’s warranty and are typically replaced or repaired free of charge as necessary. It contributes to the patient’s peace of mind, especially if no insurance coverage is in existence.
The main goal of Dorsal dental appliances is to keep the lower jaw from dropping during the sleep. The appliance retains the airways open allowing for easy breathing without snoring. It is mainly recommended for adults in need of treatment for mild – to – moderate obstructive sleep apnea. It contains expansion screws on the upper part of the appliance allowing for slow movement of the maxillary jaw forward. The lateral jaw movement is established by a two – piece construction of the appliance.