A Better Smile Dental Centres are now offering SomnoDent® family of products, which were designed for patients who suffer mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or Bruxism.
These oral devices consist in two components which are comfortably placed over the lower and upper teeth during sleep time. They work stabilizing or moving the lower jaw slightly forward to an ideal position, preventing the airway to be blocked and excessive grinding between your upper and lower teeth.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): is a serious and lifelong medical condition affecting almost a million Australians.
OSA is a chronic, lifelong medical condition that can affect your sleep, health and quality of life. It has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, work and driving related accidents and stroke.
Bruxism: If you are grinding and clenching your teeth while sleeping, or during the day time too, you might be suffering from Bruxism.
If left untreated, your teeth can be serious damaged in the medium to long term, as well as suffering from loose teeth and gum recession.
This also can lead to more serious problems such as migraine and problems with your jaw (TMJ).
During your first appointment, one of our dentists will perform a personal interview in order to determine which test is appropriate for you case.
After receiving the test results, your dentist will diagnose your problem and evaluate if SomnoDent® is the right treatment for you.
If case of SomnoDent® is a treatment option for you, an impression of your bite will be taken and your custom devices will be ordered to be made.
Few weeks later your SomnoDent® device will be ready for you to wear at night.
Finally, follow up appointments will be schedule to verify the treatment is working as expected.
Overnight Sleep Study Polysomnogram (PSG): A PSG is a test that is conducted in a sleep laboratory or hospital setting where the patient has to stay overnight.
Home Sleep Test (HST): Also called an Out of Center Sleep Test (OCST) – this test is performed by using a device that the patient wears in the comfort of their own home. The patient is given instructions on how to use the device and will return it to the dispensing office for the report to be evaluated. by SomnoDent®
Please check official SomnoDent® website