Dental Sleep Medicine

We offer a variety of small oral appliances that can be used during sleep. These appliances help prevent the jaw and tongue from dropping back into the throat and closing off the air passage. Keeping the air-way open greatly reduces snoring. Below you will find some of the options offered at our office. Ask Dr. Davis which appliance would best suit your needs.

Silent Nite® 

The Silent Nite® appliance is used to treat snoring and/or mild to moderate sleep apnea. The device is made from a soft/hard frame that is durable, BPA-free and very comfortable for the patient. Helping patients achieve a deeper, more satisfying night’s sleep, the Silent Nite Sleep Appliance is flexible, thin and comfortable, and it exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. The Silent Nite appliance is designed to gently shift the lower jaw forward in a therapeutic position during sleep, which activates the airway muscles and ligaments to prevent the airway from collapsing.Glidewell Silent Nite® 

OASYS Hinge Appliance™

 Designed to gently shift the lower jaw forward during sleep, the OASYS Hinge Appliance™ treats patients suffering from snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.  The OASYS Hinge Appliance is designed to gently shift the lower jaw forward during sleep, which activates airway muscles and ligaments to prevent the airway from collapsing. The OASYS Hinge Appliance is designed with comfort in mind for patients to wear throughout the night, helping to improve health and quality of life.

Glidewell OASYS Hinge Appliance™

EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement)

The EMA® appliance is used to treat both snoring and mild or moderate sleep apnea. The appliance opens the patient’s bite and moves the mandible forward. 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. 
Glidewell EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) Appliance

dreamTAP™

The dreamTAP™ appliance is also used for the treatment of snoring and OSA, with a design that affords more tongue space for the patient. The device offers three hook sizes to increase the range of adjustment. The dreamTAP holds the lower jaw in a forward position, maintaining a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing. The dreamTAP features strong, biocompatible cobalt-chrome alloy (Co-Cr) hardware and has three hook sizes for increased range of adjustment. An adjustment key enables the patient to modify the lower jaw’s protrusion until a comfortable, effective position is achieved.  

Glidewell dreamTAP™ appliance

TAP® 3 TL

Helping patients get the rest they need, the TAP® 3 TL appliance holds the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep to reduce snoring and improve breathing. Fitting comfortably, the TAP 3 TL is designed to provide room for the tongue and allow the lips to close. An adjustment key enables the patient to adjust the protrusion of the lower jaw while wearing the device until a comfortable and effective position is achievedGlidewell TAP® 3 TL appliance

Snore Guard

Snore Guard is a small oral appliance professionally fitted by a dentist. It has a unique inner lining that is softened by heat during the fitting process. (Similar to an athletic mouth guard.) The unit is custom fitted to your individual needs. It fits snugly over your top teeth while you sleep and is designed to prevent your tongue from dropping towards the back of your throat. This helps keep your airway open, effectively relieving the main cause of snoring.

  • Simple, comfortable, patented, easy to fit, ONE-PIECE design that really works.
  • No multiple pieces, wires or elastic bands.
  • No outside lab work. Snore Guard is fit at chair-side in 10-15 minutes.

Source: Glidewell Laboratories, Newport Beach, Calif. 800-334-1979. https://glidewelldental.com/