February 18, 2019 6:30 am
What Is The Sleepwell®?
The Sleepwell® consists of two appliances worn on each arch similar to a mouthguard. The two appliances hook into each other and maintain forward position of the lower jaw. This keeps a constant opening of the airway for air to pass through. The Sleepwell® is ideal for treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnoea cases. The NHS currently only treats severe cases of obstructive sleep apnoea and this is with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment.
What Are The Benefits Of The Sleepwell®?
The Sleepwell® appliance has an 80% success rate in treating fully apnoeic patients. The high acceptance from patients due to its comfort meant it was used by 98% of the patients treated with the appliance.
The comfort is due to
Soft inner lining
Adjustments of the forward position up to 9mm
Lips close fully around the appliance
Reduces TMJ stress
Clinically proven and effective
How Is The Sleepwell® Appliance Worn?
The upper appliance has a hook which engages into a hold mechanism on the lower arch. This engagement ensures the lower jaw remains in a forward position. The tongue is prevented from falling to the back of the throat which would cause obstruction. To get used to the appliance it is recommended to use the appliance passively for the first few days. Thereafter a screw is turned to hold the lower jaw in a more forward position. Advancement of the hook mechanism is done until the point when symptoms reduce and the appliance is comfortable to wear.
For further information please call the clinic to book a consultation appointment. Here we will go through the pre screening questionnaire and assess your suitability. We have already successfully treated many cases where the patient’s have said the appliance is ‘life changing.’
We offer general and cosmetic dental services to all ages in and around Essex and London and are based in Hornchurch Essex.