Sleep Therapy

Sleep Therapy

Silent Nite®

Sleep-disordered breathing (i.e., snoring and sleep apnea) affects about one in four of the patients you will see today — and the condition can significantly impact overall health and quality of life. The dental solution for sleep-disordered breathing is mandibular advancement with an oral appliance. With over 400,000 appliances delivered, the Silent Nite Sleep Appliance is a tried-and-true solution for your patient.

Helping patients achieve a deeper, more satisfying night’s sleep, the Silent Nite device is flexible, thin and comfortable, and it exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea. Silent Nite device positions the lower jaw forward using Slide-Link connectors that are attached to upper and lower appliances. These appliances are composed of a soft inner layer with a hard, durable outer layer, both of which are BPA-free. The connectors hold the jaw in a therapeutic position as determined by the dentist. Providing adjustability, the connectors are easily interchangeable if the lower jaw needs to be repositioned.

This affordable intraoral appliance is indicated for patients with a minimum of eight teeth per jaw and a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less. Each Silent Nite device case includes extra connectors, in various sizes. In addition, each case includes an AM Aligner, a positioner that aids patients in exercising and realigning the jaw after nighttime mandibular advancement, helping prevent malocclusion issues by reestablishing proper bite.

AM Aligner is a product of Airway Management Inc.

EMA®

The EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) oral appliance is a customized removable appliance created for the noninvasive treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The appliance is designed to both advance the mandible and open the bite to allow for less restricted airflow during sleep.

EMA devices help promote a deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring and relieving the symptoms of OSA. The EMA does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. It has many options for advancement with nine strap lengths (13 mm–21 mm) and four different elastic tension options, indicated by color. The shorter the strap, the farther the mandible is advanced. The 36 different straps allow for the most effective repositioning of the jaw with maximum comfort. Due to the varying elastic bands, non-restricted lateral/protrusive movement is possible while wearing the device.

EMA is a registered trademark of Frantz Design Inc.

EMA sleep appliance