Every person is different, and no two cases of sleep apnea are exactly the same either. In order to help our patients successfully improve the quality and the duration of their rest in a personalized manner, Dr. Dean Hutto offers several different types of oral appliances here in Baytown, TX. Contact us today to schedule a first appointment!
SomnoDent® sleep appliances are designed to gradually adjust the jaw in a forward position, increase pressure on the patient’s soft oral tissue, and stretch the facial muscles just enough to keep the airway unhindered. All of these devices are custom-crafted for each person’s unique smile from highly comfortable materials – better yet, patients can speak and even drink water while wearing them. Over 90% of users report that their sleep quality improved significantly after starting to regularly use this type of oral appliance.
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The Narval™ appliance works in a very similar fashion to the SomnoDent®, shifting the jaw forward just enough to create pressure on the nearby muscles and oral tissue. However, unlike most other types of oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment, this particular brand is crafted from a highly flexible material for maximized comfort. If you have struggled to adjust to the feeling of hard plastic in the mouth as you try to fall asleep, this lightweight alternative may be the right choice. The Narval allows for no-stress speaking, drinking, and mouth movement throughout the night.
The Moses® oral appliance is an FDA-cleared device that utilizes cutting-edge technology for treating sleep apnea. In addition to readjusting the jaw, it also succeeds by stimulating the tongue’s natural reflexes and shifting it enough to enlarge the airway, allowing for easy, flexible breathing. Plus, the device’s durable, two-part construction makes it easy for the patient to speak clearly, drink water, and open and close their lips fully.
The ProSomnus® MicrO2 oral appliance is custom-made with state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology in order to create a comprehensively individualized fit for the patient’s mouth. This device is very small and highly comfortable, reducing overall bulk so that the tongue has plenty of space to rest in the mouth as you sleep. Better yet, it uses separate upper and lower arches to gradually adjust the jaw towards its ideal position, allowing plenty of time for the wearer to get used to the advancements.