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 apnoea.
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 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.