Chronic snoring can lead to disturbed sleep. Snoring happens typically when the mouth, tongue, and throat tissues become relaxed. This can hinder the body's ability to circulate air freely through the throat and nose due to the partial closing of the upper airway, making you snore. Snoring can be extremely annoying and may also be an indication of other severe medical conditions. At Dream Dental Clinic Las Vegas, the Dentist in Las Vegas, NV, provides various types of snoring devices based on the causes of the closing of the airway.
What Are Snoring Devices?
Snoring devices are mouthpieces that can provide relief from the condition. The anti-snoring mouthpieces bring the jaw forward, thus widening the back of the airway, reducing resistance and turbulence, which can stop the snoring.
These devices generally fall into categories, namely, mandibular advancement devices (MAD) and tongue retaining devices (TRDs). The mandibular advancement devices are fitted inside the mouth and work by pushing the lower jaw forward to open up the airway. Tongue retaining devices (TRDs) grasp the tongue and prevent it from collapsing into the back of the throat, which is the primary cause of snoring. At Dream Dental Clinic Las Vegas, we offer specialized Panthera D-SAD (Digital Sleep Apnea Device) for patients with sleep apnea and snoring.
Types of Snoring Devices
The chief criterion for selecting a snoring device is its ease of use. When the device is comfy, it will motivate you to use it as much as possible, resulting in noticeable relief in your snoring. There are several kinds of snoring devices that work in different manners. The following are the most widely preferred snoring devices, also called jaw advancing devices (JAD).
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs)
This device is named after the mandible or jaw bone. It works by moving the jaw slightly forward, leading to a better separation of the vibrating elements in the throats of snorers. This action of the mandibular devices will control the turbulence and reduce snoring.
Tongue Stabilizing Devices (TSDs)
The tongue stabilizing devices take a slightly different approach and work by isolating the tongue, pulling it forward, and creating a more significant space between the tongue and the back of the throat. This will help eliminate or reduce snoring. One of the benefits of TSD devices is that they generally do not cause jawbone discomfort. They are less likely to cause TMJ disorders or loosening of teeth.
The Panthera D-SAD (Digital Sleep Apnea Device)
The Panthera D-SAD (Digital Sleep Apnea Device) is an FDA-approved appliance that addresses snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. These devices are to be worn at night and are safe to use as they do not contain any BPA or phthalate. Panthera sleep apnea appliances are digitally printed in medical-grade nylon and are comfortable and durable. These devices place the lower jaw in a forward position, easing snoring, and are effective in treating mild to moderate sleep apnea conditions.
The fully CAD/CAM D-SAD is tailor-made for each patient by designing on a computer from optically scanned information and is then 3D printed on biocompatible polyamide medical grade nylon by utilizing the latest technology.
Benefits Offered by Panthera D-SAD
Small and lightweight: This means more room for the tongue so that the patient can speak and drink without any interruption.
Minimized risk of tooth movement: The device doesn't have any contact with the incisor contact but is anchored on the strongest teeth.
Medical grade nylon polyamide type 12: This ensures that the device is highly tensile and resists bruxing, cracking, and abrasion.
Biocompatible material: Since the Panthera appliance is made of biocompatible materials, this prevents any allergy and intolerances.
Easy to clean: Maintenance of the device's hygiene is easy.
A single-material device that includes titration rods but without any metal parts: This reduces the risk of breakage.
How Long Do Snoring Devices Last?
The longevity of the devices depends on the type and the frequency of their use. Most snoring devices can last for more than a year, while some may last longer. But if you have teeth-grinding or clenching conditions, it may wear down the devices faster.
The condition leaves you snoring much louder than regular snoring. You become restless, take shallow breaths, gasp or even choke. It would be best if you treated this condition at the earliest. The Panthera D-SAD (Digital Sleep Apnea Device) is considered a sought-after alternative to treat sleep apnea.
What is Panthera D-SAD?
Panthera D-SAD is an FDA-approved, effective treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. You are required to wear this device at night as it helps to position your lower jaw forward, thus relieving snoring and sleep apnea conditions while you are asleep.
Panthera D-SAD is made using the latest CAD/CAM technology from optically scanned information. The material used in the creation of this device is a resistant biocompatible 12 polyamide medical grade nylon.
Who Can Use Panthera D-SAD?
We may recommend using this device if you experience mild to moderate sleep apnea or snoring. Besides this, Panthera D-SAD is also a sought-after alternative for people who cannot tolerate CPAP therapy to treat the condition.
What are the Benefits of Panthera D-SAD?
- Panthera D-SAD is made with high tensile strength, making it resistant to cracking, bruxing, or abrasion.
- The top-end biocompatibility of the material used in this device ensures a safe application for all, even if you are sensitive or allergic to certain substances.
- The device is easy to clean and retains its clean white appearance.
- Unlike other sleep apnea devices, Panthera D-SAD doesn’t cause discomfort while wearing. It is because it is made using lightweight material.
- There is no risk of tooth movement associated with the use of this device.
What Does Panthera D-SAD Include?
Panthera D-SAD is customized after taking the impressions of your mouth. It is a tailor-made device that fits you snugly and doesn’t lead to discomfort even if you wear it for long hours. It comprises three upper plateaus designs and two lower plateaus designs for customized anterior and posterior contact surfaces. We also offer you an extensive choice of bands to ensure retention and comfort when you wear them.