Treating Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Treatment typically involves lifestyle changes and application of an oral appliance or a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. In some cases surgery is indicated.
There are over 100 FDA appliances for the treatment of OSA and snoring. Dr. Sall has chosen 4 primary appliance manufacturers because of the quality of manufacturing and their respective warranties: Prosomnus, SomnoMed, Panthera, and Respire.
On occasion Dr. Sall will service and adjust appliances from other dentists when circumstances permit. Due to the number of appliances currently on the market and the different labs that have been licensed to fabricate oral appliances, Dr. Sall has taken this approach to provide the best quality and performance in Oral Appliance Therapy.
Use the tabs below to read more about the leading innovators in oral appliance technology recommended by Dr. Sall, or visit our CPAP page for CPAP device information.
The Latest Technology – Digital Impressions
Finally! No more gooey impressions. When fitting all oral appliances, relax with the comfort and accuracy of digital impressions.
Watch the 3Shape oral impression digital scanner video.
Mandibular Advancement Devices:
2. Fabricated from dental impressions of the upper and lower arches.
3. Made of a hard acrylic material that may include clasps.
4. Fits comfortably over the upper and lower teeth.
5. Holds the lower jaw slightly forward to open the airway and prevent the airway from collapsing during sleep.
6. Has a built-in adjustment mechanism that allows for the gradual advancement of the jaw to help to open the airway to achieve optimum effectiveness.
Tongue Retaining Devices:
Tongue retaining devices (TRD) like the one pictured here are sometimes effective for treating mild obstructive sleep apnea. TRD devices work by holding the tongue from blocking the airway.
ProSomnus oral appliances are easy-to-use, comfortable devices that safely alleviate snoring and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If a patient has been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea or snores, the ProSomnus lower jaw advancement device will assist him/her in waking with a better sense of rest and provide the energy needed to enjoy the day.
SomnoMed oral devices offer a wide range of materials and designs for maximum comfort without compromising effectiveness. Devices are made with medical grade stainless steel and soft-lined SMH-BFlex. SomnoMed models (5) include the Classic, Flex, Herbst, Fusion, and Suad Ultra.
The Panthera D-SAD – The Smallest Device Approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for Treating Sleep Apnea
Popular for it’s small profile, comfort, and industry-leading 5-year warranty.
The Panthera D-SAD offers a wide range of customizable options. Panthera has been FDA 510(k) cleared for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea treatment.
Panthera devices are ready in 10 days.
The Respire EF Model – A Good Choice For Patients With Large Tongues & Narrow Arches
For patients with enlarged tongues and narrow arches, Dr. Sall may recommend the Respire EF series.