WHAT IS CONTINUOUS OPEN AIRWAY THERAPY?
There is an option for effective treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) that doesn't involve masks, tubes or surgery. SomnoDent oral devices are clinically proven, safe, and FDA cleared for mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. As a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD), the SomnoDent oral devices function by comfortably positioning the patient’s mandibular forward, clearing the obstructed airway using Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT).
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Open Airway Therapy
During normal sleep, the muscles that control the tongue and soft palate hold the airway open. Breathing is unobstructed which allows the air to flow from your nose, through your throat and into your lungs.
During sleep, gravity and muscle relaxation allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissue to fall back into the throat area, collapsing the airway and obstructing air flow.
Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT) is a category of products that treat patients seeking an easy, efficient solution for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Custom-fit by a dentist, SomnoDent oral devices treat OSA by moving the lower jaw slightly forward, keeping the airway open.
HOW TO USE THE SOMGAUGE
SOMGauge is an autoclavable instrument which can be used to construct accurate and reliable bite records. It is suitable for all custom-made OSA appliances. SOMGauge should only be used by dental professionals.
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