A patient with an advanced sleep apnea alter for the minor one, a patient with a minor one has the symptom soothed or gone.
About 60% of sleep apnea and snoring patients have teeth grinding symptoms, and of course, it can prevent dentition damage after orthodontics, prostheses fracture such as tooth attrition and implants caused by tooth grinding since it covers most of the dentition.
The appliance prevents mouth opening since it is closed automatically by jammed jaw of upper and lowerer jaw, preventing the mouth dryness.
Does snoring get better or disappear when the deivce is no longer used after using it for a certain period of time?
The appliance in the oral cavity maintains airway in a more opened state protruding lowerer jaw to the front, so no effect is brought if removed from the oral cavity. On the contrary, if the appliance is worn in the oral cavity, snoring and sleep apnea are improved instantly.
If then, it is thought the airway is opened only a little since the degree of protrusion of lowerer jaw is lower, so you need to check the degree of improvement on snoring increasing the degree of protrusion of lowerer jaw using metal adjusting screw of upper jaw.
Although snoring symptoms are improved, it is considered to be the phenomenon caused since extreme lower jaw protrusion burdened jaw joint, and if you have this, you should check the degree of pain decrease as you increase the degree of protrusion of lower jaw by turning the metal adjusting screw of upper jaw backward.
In case of patients who can’t breath through the nasal cavity well, how can he/she breathe if mouth is made not to be opened?
Basically, we recommend the appliance in the oral cavity after getting orolaryngotherapy so that it would become nasal respiration that respiration is done through the nasal cavities. Even if it is hard to breath through the nasal cavities and the mouth is closed forcefully by the appliance, there is no need to worry very much since space between upper and lower appliances are not completely closed, but when you need much amount of mouth breathing, we help you control so that mouth breathing is possible with the partial deletion of jammed jaws according to the adjusting methods for vertical movement of the appliance.
There is a structure for lower jaw protrusion in the part where the tongue should be, wouldn't it prevent opening the airway retreating the location of tongue?
Normal location of the tongue who does not have mouth breathing is that the tip of tongue locates on anterior lingual side by sound pressure, however, most of those who snore form the space in anterior lingual side as the tongue is rolled toward the palate by gravitational force at the same time of pleading paint of mouth dryness. Structures of upper jaw appliances using that empty space do not play as obstacles in opening the airway because of tongue location.
There is no need. As you adjust the degree of protrusion of lower jaw of the appliance, location of the jammed upper and lower jaw becomes different, so that only jammed upper and lower jaw meet and plates of upper and lower jaw do not meet. Closure by jammed jaws prevents natural mouth opening that tries to open the mouth and minimizes patients’ discomfort allowing lateral movements such as teeth grinding making only partial contacts possible while sleeping – Would lateral movement be free if plates of upper and lower jaw meet each other surface-to-surface?
Yes, you can choose among pink, transparent, etc.
Patients themselves can directly adjust it with the explanation of operation method and mechanism, but we recommend you to visit the hospital regularly and let doctors adjust for you checking the presence of pain in jaw joints, or changes of snoring improvements.
Patients with severe third degree malocclusion, edentulous patients cannot use it, and growing adolescents should refrain its usage since it can have bad effects.
Yes, it is. Bite is taken in the half location when lower jaw is protruded in Co and Max, with Wax bite in form of horse’s hoof rather than rubber, along the midline so that interdental space is longer than 3mm based on posterior number 6 cusp between upper and lower jaw and thickness is 5mm based on posterior number 6 wax bite cut section with wax bite in horse’s hoof shape rather than rubber.
That the appliance does not fit into the oral cavity without any abnormalities in suitability between the model and appliance means the model does not reflect the oral cavity condition since the appliance is made of sent model. Re-production because of deformation of impression materials upon impression taking charges additional 50% of the cost.
The appliance can be repaired partially such as its interior or re-adjustment of jammed jaw location when the oral cavity condition changed differently due to dental therapies and etc., however, retentivity can be weakened since soft part of inner part cannot be repaired. We additionally put ball clasp to increase weakened retentivity.