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What is COAT? – A treatment for OSA

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SomnoDent
For the treatment of OSA, SomnoDent is worn during sleep to maintain the privacy of the upper airway by increasing its dimensions and reducing collapsibility.
SomnoDent is a custom-made appliance, comprising upper and lower dental plates with a unique patented fin coupling component, which allows normal mouth opening and closing.

SomnoDent G2
The next step in the evolution of sleep apnea therapy, the G2’s superior quality and state-of-the-art design offers all the versatility and comfort you need.

SomnoDent Flex/Classic
Made from our unique SMH BFlex material and acrylic, the Flex provides superior retention and comfort. Made from high-quality orthodontic acrylic, the classic offers durability, comfort and quality at exceptional value.

SomnoDent Herbst
Combining the comfort and quality of SomnoDent with the value of the Herbst device.

How effective is SomnoDent?

When is it worn?
SomnoDent is worn when you sleep. The appliance is very discrete, allowing you to close your lips so it is not obvious that you are wearing it

Is it comfortable?
SomnoDent is comfortable and easy to wear, and most people find that is only takes on or two nights to get used to it. It is custom made to fit your mouth and It does not impinge on your tongue. You can open and close your mouth normally as SomnoDent does not lock or fix your jaws together.

What if I wear dentures?
An edentulous option can be made from the SomnoDent flex or SomnoDent Classic. Your dentists can assess your suitability for this.

What will the SomnoMed dentist do?
The SomnoDent dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth to confirm your oral health status, as well as ensure that you are dentally appropriate for the appliance. Dental impressions are required to fabricate the SomnoDent. These are then sent to the SomnoMed laboratory where the appliance is made. Once custom made for you, the appliance will be fitted by your SomnoMed dentist who will instruct you on how to insert and remove it yourself, including how to clean and care for your SomnoDent.

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