SomnoDent® Avant™ is our most comfortable appliance ever. The upper and lower splints are designed with the latest Computer Aided Design software and are milled using a single piece of pre-cured dental acrylic. The precuring process improves the flexural strength of the material by 18%.
We add the soft Bflex liner to cradle and support the teeth to minimize tooth movement. Our Bflex liner feels more comfortable to wear and is more retentive. If it’s more comfortable, your patient is more likely to wear it, and be better treated for their sleep apnea.
And the innovative design of the SomnoDent® Avant™ gently closes your patient’s mouth, so they breathe through their nose while asleep. This eliminates snoring in most people, as well as preventing dry mouth, which is a common complaint with other oral appliances (and CPAP).
How we make SomnoDent® Avant™
SomnoDent® Avant™ manufacture starts with a digital photo of your patient’s teeth that is sent to us by the dentist. With this scan, SomnoMed® will design an oral appliance specifically for your patient’s teeth and jaw shape using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software tools.
Once we’ve created the design, we start building your patient’s device using computer-controlled milling robots. The robot carves out your patient’s design from a single piece of dental acrylic – as tests have shown that this method creates appliances that are stronger. We then add the soft Bflex inner liner for comfort and polish your patient’s device, so there are no sharp edges, and it is comfortable in your patient’s mouth.
After your patient’s appliance is made, we test it using a 3D printed model. We check to make sure it fits; it doesn’t fall off the teeth, and it has been made exactly to the specifications provided by the dentist. We then ship it to the dentist, normally within 14 days, so that your patient can start treatment for sleep apnea.
Our commitment to quality
Every patient is different and we have helped individual patients on their journey in finding a solution.
Find out what they went through and how it feels to wear a SomnoDent® oral appliance.
“Before I found my sleep dentist I was sleeping with my CPAP device. This posed several problems for me. Most are the obvious: wearing the CPAP mask, trying to sleep with a hose attached to your face, having to travel with it, and then my allergy issues became more severe.
Maintenance is a pain as well. My SomnoDent® device has allowed me to enjoy life a bit more without the hassle of a CPAP. And, there is the added benefit of not having to make sure I have a source of power available. Which means, I can go camping again! I would recommend the SomnoDent® device to anyone with obstructive sleep apnea. It is life changing.”
For years I fought with my CPAP, I literally tried 15 masks and I will never ever go back to CPAP after discovering SomnoDent®. I love it and so does my family because they can finally sleep in peace.
I can carry it, no more lugging around that extra CPAP baggage, I just throw my SomnoDent® device and case in my backpack and keep going. I truly am a big fan and if I can encourage others to switch to SomnoMed®, I know for a fact their quality of life would improve tremendously. Here’s another thing, I had a problem with grinding my teeth at night, not anymore!
Mandy & Al Mermelftein's story
Although a bit reticent at first in the use of this tool, once I began using it and finding out how good a night’s sleep I could have after so many years of bad nights and untold other alternatives which always proved useless, I am now happy to let you know that thanks to SomnoMed® I am able to sleep very well and also that my wife can now enjoy a good night’s sleep without my racket at night.
“With a household to manage, motherhood, night school for advanced degrees, and two jobs – good sleep seemed an unattainable goal. Over the years of sleep deprivation, my health steadily declined with resultant hypertension, chronic sinusitis, and eventually atrial fibrillation.
I had a sleep study that showed moderate obstructive sleep apnea. A second study to fit a CPAP mask was a dismal failure – 14 different masks and nothing fit.
My dentist suggested a SomnoDent® and my life has turned around since I received it. My husband is delighted that I no longer snore. I’m off my blood pressure medications. I truly feel like a new person with much more energy. I can’t thank you folks enough for my SomnoDent®. I’m convinced it has literally saved my life.”
Shirley's, Jesus' & April's stories