A Variety of Oral Appliances for Your Unique Needs in Lutz
Every patient is different and there are a number of different types of oral appliances that help patients shift their jaw into ideal alignment for improve quality and duration of sleep. At Nelson Dentistry & Dental Sleep Medicine, we use the highest quality oral appliances to help our patients in Lutz, FL get a full night’s sleep.
SomnoDent® Sleep Appliances
SomnoDent® sleep appliances shift the jaw forward, increase pressure on soft tissue, and stretch muscles to ensure the airway remains open and unblocked throughout the night. Each appliance is custom fitted, adjustable, and crafted from quality, comfortable materials. While wearing a SomnoDent® appliance, patients are able to speak and drink comfortably without removal. More than 90% of wearers report significantly improved quality of sleep while using a SomnoDent® appliance.
The Narval appliance works in much the same way that SomnoDent® and other similar oral appliances do. The jaw is shifted forward placing pressure on the soft tissue and muscles in order to keep the throat and airway open during sleep. Unlike other types of oral appliance therapy, Narval appliances are crafted from a flexible material for optimal comfort. Some patients struggle to adjust to the hard plastic appliances, but the lightweight, malleable Narval allows patients to drink, speak, and fully close their mouths during sleep.
The Herbst appliance is one of the most effective oral appliances available. A comfortable, lightweight, flexible solution allows patients to shift their jaws both laterally and vertically for optimal range of motion during wear. The Herbst appliance is versatile enough to be used as part of the treatment for bruxism, TMJ disorder, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea.