New West Dental Lab has announced an exclusive new addition to its family of mandibular advancement devices (MADs), the EndSnorZ™ Sleep Appliance. This innovative appliance is a patient-specific device that is adjustable in 0.5 mm increments across a 10 mm range to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dentists who depend on New West with their crown & bridge restorations will find EndSnorZ to be a reliable and precise 3D-printed appliance that fits well with the high-quality standards that the dental treatment of snoring and sleep apnea demands.
Building on the latest cutting-edge CAD/CAM processes and 3D-printing technologies, the EndSnorZ appliance delivers an exceptional dental experience for both clinicians and patients. The treatment of snoring and sleep apnea by a trained dentist involves the repositioning of the jaw during sleep so that the tissues, muscles and ligaments of the upper airway have slight tension. This stops the vibration and partial airway collapse that creates the snoring sound. It also treats OSA by defending the airway from complete collapse.
All MADs, including EndSnorZ, have a similar method of action. Upper and lower nightguards of the appliance have the same fit, form and function that dentists who treat snoring and sleep apnea are familiar with. The differences are in the orientation and material for the connector arms. EndSnorZ connector arms work through traction, gently pulling the jaw into position. This traction also tends to hold the mouth closed and prevents the jaw from collapsing during sleep, which would otherwise obstruct the airway. The EndSnorZ appliance encourages closed-mouth, quiet nasal breathing, increases patient comfort and provides a more restful sleep.
Expand Your Practice with Dental Sleep Medicine
The EndSnorZ appliance is an affordable and reliable solution for treating snoring and sleep apnea. Using this appliance, dentists can readily gain a quick stream of revenue by treating patients already in the practice — as it’s estimated that one in four patients in the dental practice suffers from sleep-disordered breathing. Hygienist team members can provide an important first step in screening patients and starting the sleep and airway health conversation.
“This device provides many benefits for dentists interested in growing their practice with sleep therapy,” said Hollie Taylor, CDT, general manager at New West. “For example, it offers a precise fit due to a fully digital workflow, ensuring that the device is comfortable for all-night wear. Replacement due to loss or damage can be done without new impressions, which saves time. In addition, the appliance is stain resistant and easy to clean. We are excited to offer this appliance.”
In its four decades of serving dentists across the country, New West Dental Lab has worked very closely with dental teams and vendor groups to provide an elevated patient experience. To learn more about the EndSnorZ appliance or the New West family of sleep devices, visit newwestlab.com/sleep.