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A Look at Our Oral Sleep Apnea Appliances

The Future of Better Sleep

At the Ottawa TMJ & Sleep Apnea Center, Dr. Haissam Dahan is on the front line for screening and managing patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is a severe sleep disorder that restricts a person’s flow of oxygen while sleeping, causing them to wake up continuously throughout the night.

Since the number of people diagnosed with OSA is constantly growing, Dr. Dahan is always looking for new ways to provide accurate treatment in a faster, more customizable fashion. His drive to remain on the cutting-edge of OSA treatment is the reason we’re proud to offer three new pieces of technology: home sleep tests3D printed oral appliances, and digital impressions.

Home Sleep Test

A polysomnography, also known as a sleep test, is the most credible way to diagnose a sleep disorder. While the test is essential, traditional in-lab sleep tests can be time-consuming, invasive, and just downright uncomfortable. Luckily, Dr. Dahan offers an alternative that solves all of those issues.

Dr. Dahan can collect all of the same data through an at-home sleep test. This allows you to monitor your sleep habits in the comfort of your own home.

Afterward, we’ll send the results to a certified sleep physician who can diagnose your disorder and prescribe a treatment that works for you.

Digital Impressions

The days of goopy, invasive putty impressions are over! When you visit the Ottawa TMJ & Sleep Apnea Clinic, we use a digital scanner to collect impressions of your smile. This exciting piece of technology works with a simple scan of the teeth, meaning there’s no need to insert anything into the mouth. This pain-free solution allows patients to avoid the uncomfortable gagging sensation that sometimes accompanies traditional impressions.

Digital impressions are an excellent option because they increase productivity, efficiency, and accuracy while reducing the overall treatment time for our Ottawa patients.

 

3D Printed Oral Appliance

While the most common form of sleep apnea treatment is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, a majority of patients find it to be uncomfortable, loud, and invasive.

An oral appliance is an excellent option for patients looking for a more convenient alternative to CPAP. This type of treatment prevents sleep apnea episodes by shifting the jaw forward, allowing the airway to remain open while sleeping.

At the Ottawa TMJ & Sleep Apnea Clinic, Dr. Dahan can create one-of-a-kind oral appliances in his office by collecting same-day digital impressions of your smile. Then, we’ll manufacture the device, using our advanced CAD/CAM machine.

Benefits

There are many advantages of using a 3D-printed oral appliance in comparison to a traditional lab-made oral appliance. 3d-printed oral appliances are:

  • More comfortable
  • Acrylic-free
  • BPA-free
  • Smaller
  • More lightweight
  • More durable

If you decide that oral appliance therapy is right for you, we can customize a device and have it ready for you in as little as two weeks.

Schedule a Consultation by Calling (613) 454-1854

Sleep apnea is a severe disorder that requires immediate attention. If you or a loved one are experiencing any sleep apnea symptoms, please contact our office at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment. Dr. Dahan will work alongside you to ensure that you get the diagnosis, treatment, and sleep that you deserve.