Sleep Apnea & Snoring
Do you find that you frequently wake up feeling tired even after a full night of sleep? Is it difficult to focus on daily activities and work because you’re so inexplicably exhausted? For people who suffer from sleep apnea, these experiences are all too common. Men and women with this condition experience numerous lapses in their breathing during sleep, though they’re completely unaware that this is occurring at the time. As you might imagine, the inability to get sufficient oxygen while you are unconscious can prove exceedingly dangerous.
SNORING & OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
While not all people who snore suffer from sleep apnea – and vice versa – but there is definitely a correlation between the two for millions of Americans with the condition. When the airway is obstructed by soft tissues in the mouth and throat, each breath causes rapid vibrations that create the sound we all recognize as a snore.
TREATING SLEEP APNEA
Because every living cell in the human body requires oxygen to function, treating sleep apnea is key to overall health and well being. When patients seek a solution for sleep apnea, they’re also effectively getting a bonus solution to their snoring problem.
A custom-fit oral appliance allows for the free movement of air into and out of mouth and the trachea, or windpipe. The result is a healthier, more restful night of sleep for the patient and a much quieter evening for anyone sleeping in the same room. While some doctors may recommend a therapy called CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), this type of treatment isn’t right for everyone.
CLEARDREAM™ SLEEP APNEA DEVICE
ClearDream™ is a simple oral appliance that is worn during sleep for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea in adults. Sometimes called a snore guard or night guard, this customized mouth piece keeps the jaw and tongue in their proper positions throughout the night, thereby opening up the airways enough so that oxygen flows freely.
Patients experience more natural energy during the day, find it easier to concentrate on daily tasks and greatly reduce their risks of developing health problems associated with sleep apnea.
ClearDream™ is designed through a wax/inject process that allows the lower arch with fin to be made in one piece making it more durable.
- Durable: Made with Keller’s clinically unbreakable Clear 450®
- Design: Scalloped/contoured lingual surfaces for patient comfort and additional tongue space
- Retention: No ball clasps required – the combination of the design and Clear 450® material achieves sufficient retention
CLEARDREAM™ IS FOR PATIENTS WHO:
- Have central sleep apnea
- Have severe respiratory disorders
- Have loose teeth or advanced periodontal disease
- Are under 18 years of age
- Missing 1st and 2nd molars in any quadrant
ClearDream™ is one of many treatment options available.