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% – reducing the number of breakages and remakes that can eat into your chair time.
We add the soft Bflex liner to cradle and support the teeth and minimize tooth movement. It cushions the device against your teeth. With a Bflex liner, the appliance 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 we pride ourselves on the fit first time, every time promise. With the right scans or impressions, we can produce a SomnoDent® Avant™ that just drops into the patient’s mouth. No modifications are required.
And the innovative design of the SomnoDent® Avant™ gently closes your patients’ mouth, so they breathe through their nose whilst 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. With this photo, SomnoMed will design an oral appliance specifically for their teeth and jaw shape using Computer Assisted Design or CAD software tools.
Once we’ve created your patient’s design, we start building your patient’s device using computer-controlled milling robots. The robot carves out your design from a single piece of dental plastic – 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 their mouth.
After the appliance is made, we test it using a 3D printed model of your patient’s teeth. 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 you. We then ship it to your dental office, normally within 14 days, so that you can start the sleep apnea treatment for your patient.
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!
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.”