Treating Sleep Apnoea - Beyond The Mask
It’s scary truth that many people are risking serious health problems by ignoring their obstructive sleep apnoea because they don’t feel they could live with CPAP. We get it – It’s not sexy. For many people however, CPAP has transformed their lives from a waking nightmare of constant fatigue to restored health and vitality.
But CPAP isn’t the beginning and end of the story in terms of treatment for sleep apnoea. An alternative treatment modality, now available in CRS Victoria, is a custom-crafted Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS). These are an easy to wear device designed to keep airways open during sleep, ensuring free breathing. The lower jaw is moved forward slightly, which advances the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway to prevent obstruction during sleep.
A MAS can now be precisely custom-crafted to the exact dimensions of the patient’s mouth, ensuring a better fit and greater comfort, in an easy 60-minute appointment, using a state-of-the-art 3D scanner. Watch this amazing video of the process in action.
You don’t even need to go to a dentist – it’s all done in our Glen Waverley rooms by a specialist sleep dentist with expertise in this process.
While the custom-made nature of the splint means that a trial of the device isn’t possible, the manufacturers have such confidence in the ability of their product to transform patients’ health, a money-back guarantee may apply if the device does not clinically reduce AHI by 50%. Adding further reassurance, the splints come with a three-year warranty.
Zip Pay facilities are available for purchases of either Mandibular Advancement Splints or CPAP equipment.
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