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 apnoea.
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 patient’s 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 teeth that your dentist will send to us. With this photo, SomnoMed will design an oral appliance specifically for your teeth and jaw shape using Computer Assisted Design or CAD software tools.
Once we’ve created your design, we start building your 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 device, so there are no sharp edges, and it is comfortable in your mouth.
After your appliance is made, we test it using a 3D printed model of your teeth. We check to make sure it fits; it doesn’t fall off your teeth, and it has been made exactly to the specifications provided by your dentist. We then ship it to your dentist, normally within 14 days, so that you can start your treatment for sleep apnoea.
Our commitment to quality
“I have been using my Somnomed® device for about two years now. It has completely improved the quality of sleep that I get and consequently certain aspects of my life for the better.
On the rare occasion that I forget to put it in the device my sleep deteriorates immediately. It’s invaluable.” Read more
“Having suffered jaw and tooth pain over several months and following several appointments with my GP and regular dentist to no avail, I asked April (dentist) if she could give me a second opinion. After careful consultation April suggested that sleep apnoea and teeth grinding might be behind the issues and recommended a Somnomed® device to wear at night. Read more
“My name is Simon Wilsdon I am a general dentist in York with a special interest in dental sleep medicine. Over several years I have experienced mild sleep apnoea and, unfortunately for my wife, loud snoring. I have tried several different mandibular advancement devices over the years. These have given initial improvement but nothing long lasting and were uncomfortable over time. After investigating different options, I decided to give the new SomnoMed® Avant™ appliance a try. Read more
Mohammed was diagnosed with Severe Sleep Apnoea in 2018.
“For the first year after my diagnosis, I had a CPAP machine in the home, but I really struggled with it, due to the anxiety of the mask being on my face all night. When I saw my Sleep Consultant, I was advised that I should not drive, and my driving license has now been revoked for more than 2 years. I have a family at home, with four children, so having no driving license has really affected our day-to-day lives. Little things like food shopping and trips out are much more difficult. Read more
Like many people, l became aware that l was snoring during the night and feeling tired in the morning. This led me down the route of seeing my GP who felt l may have obstructive sleep apnoea and referred me to the hospital for further tests. There, l was given the Epworth Sleep Study questionnaire to complete which indicated l had daytime sleepiness but not severely. However further investigation was necessary and an overnight hospital stay was arranged where l had a sleep study conducted. Read more
Find out what our patients faced
Stories of how sleep apnoea affected their lives.