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Gilmore Dental in Redmond OR


Silent Nite® sl

During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the velocity of airflow during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues result in "noisy breathing" or snoring.

For the majority of snorers, the most affordable, non-invasive, comfortable, effective snoring solution remains a dentist-prescribed snoring preventative device such as Silent Nite® sl.

Silent Nite sl is a custom-fabricated dental device that moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Special connectors are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower splints.

 

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TAP® / TAP 3 TL
The TAP® (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) device provides a powerful prescription for snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The TAP was designed to keep the airway open to allow for air to pass. A constricted or collapsed airway causes snoring and OSA. Both the TAP and TAP 3 TL hold the lower jaw in a forward position, maintaining a clear airway to reduce snoring and improve breathing.

The TAP and TAP 3 TL consist of an upper and lower tray that fit over the teeth. Fitting more comfortably in the mouth than the original TAP, the TAP 3 TL features smaller hardware that provides more room for the tongue and allows the lips to close. A hook mechanism attached to the upper tray fits into a socket attached to the lower tray and positions the lower jaw forward, preventing the soft tissue of the throat from collapsing and obstructing the airway. An adjustment key allows the patient to adjust the device until a comfortable and effective position is achieved.

 

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Myserson EMA®

The EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) is a custom-made removable intraoral appliance created for noninvasive treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The appliance is designed to both advance the lower jaw (mandible) and open the bite to allow for less restricted airflow during sleep.

EMA appliances help promote a deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring and relieving the symptoms of OSA. The EMA does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. The EMA has many options for patient advancement with five strap lengths and four different elastic tension options. Non-restricted side-to-side (lateral) or front-to-back (protrusive) movements of the jaw are possible while wearing the appliance due to varying elastic bands.

The EMA is indicated for patients with either a full or partial set of natural teeth.

 

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