Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer. However, there is a dentist-prescribed solution for a more restful night's sleep: Silent Nite® sl. This affordable device is flexible, thin and comfortable for your patients, and it exhibits documented clinical success in mitigating or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
Silent Nite sl positions the lower jaw forward using special S-shaped connectors that are attached to upper and lower trays. These trays are comprised of a soft inner layer with a hard outer layer that is durable and BPA-free. The new, improved connectors are stronger than those found on the original Silent Nite and are easily interchangeable by the patient. This intraoral appliance is indicated for patients with a minimum of eight teeth per jaw and a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less.
To determine the patient's starting anteriorization, a bite registration should be taken using the sl-protrusion gauge. The sl-protrusion gauge is designed to directly register the appropriate mandibular advancement (protrusion) for the patient receiving the Silent Nite sl. The elastic framework adapts to the bending of the bite plane and is intended to provide easy removal of the vinylpolysiloxane registration material afterward. Bending the gauge should not affect the accuracy of the registration, which helps to ensure a clinically precise result. If for any reason proper registration is unattainable, the Silent Nite sl can also be manufactured on occluding models.
Silent Nite sl is a registered trademark of Innovative Health Technologies (NZ) Limited. The AADSM Treatment Protocol is reprinted and posted with permission from the AADSM.
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