The Silent Sleep™ Oral Appliance can be used:
The Silent Sleep™ oral appliance consists of a one piece tray system which is customized to the patient's teeth using GC Reline™, a chair-side vinyl polysiloxane.
The Silent Sleep is fit to the posterior teeth of the patient while the patient protrudes their lower jaw slightly. This slight protrusion, and the limiting of posterior movement of the mandible during sleep, helps to maintain a patent oropharyngeal airway and thus reduce snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea in patients who respond to this type of appliance.
"I have tried many in-office sleep appliances over the years, and have found all to be lacking in some way. The Silent Sleep seems to have filled the voids. It is extremely comfortable, easily fabricated by my assistant, and most important, easy to use with all types of patients, including those in orthodontics. It has become my go-to appliance when I need something fast, comfortable and inexpensive for my sleep-disordered patients."
Kent Smith DDS
The Silent Sleep™ offers several benefits over any other non-custom oral appliance. We have heard three common concerns from patients and doctors alike regarding oral appliances.
The Silent Sleep™ addresses these concerns
Custom appliances are expensive, but you shouldn't dismiss oral appliance therapy all together. Patients are typically charged $250.00-$500.00 for a Silent Sleep™ appliance making it 66% less expensive than most custom appliances. Why not offer your patients a lower cost introduction to oral appliance therapy, if they are responders, then move them into a custom, more permanent appliance. Insurance coverage varies depending on the severity of the OSA, patient's health condition, and insurance provider.
...when I'm working in the patients mouth I look for signs of grinding which typically means there is more going on than just grinding... I charge my patients a typical Nightguard fee of $350.00 for the Silent Sleep and bill insurance accordingly.
Dr. Gerard, Millenium Dental