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Apinator

Fixed Temporary Appliance 

The Apinator™ is an innovative, dual-layer oral mouthpiece for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring.

MAXIMUM TONGUE SPACE

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It's all in the Bite

Dr. Moses designed this device to allow the clinician to maximize space for the tongue.  The recommended bite technique is to open the mouth as far as possible while still achieving comfortable lip seal.  


By using this technique, the horizontal protrusion is much less than normal.  Creating an effective and pleasant device.

PROMOTE NASAL BREATHING

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Great Lip Seal is Key

Breathing in and out through the nose helps us take fuller, deeper breaths, which stimulates the lower lung to distribute greater amounts of oxygen throughout the body.  

Humidify and Clean the air before it enters the lungs.  

COMFORT = COMPLIANCE

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Not Locked Together

The appliance only works if you wear it.  Therefore, comfort is particularly important.  


Th patient can talk or drink while wearing The Moses.  It's very easy to disengage and open your mouth.  Eliminating the negative "claustrophobic" reaction to some appliances.

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Indications:  The Apinator is designed to treat adults over age 18 with sleep disordered breathing, from snoring to moderate OSA.  

FDA:  Apinator has been cleared to treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea.

Materials: Body of the Apinator is made of:


1.  Inner Channel:  Composite Thermal Elastometic (TPE) - Dioshy TPE GP-0210M;

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2.  Outer Material: Composite Thermal Elastometic (TPE) - Dioshy TPE-HP-990E-NC;

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Clinical

Ordering:  The Apinator is a pre-fabricated dental appliance.  It can be purchased at the store on this site.  Moses Store  

Fitting: This is the summary.  For a more detailed instruction see the Directions for Fitting booklet.

• Immerse appliance in water (180-185˚F) for 90 to 120 seconds
• Dunk in room temperature water for no more than 2 seconds
• Fit in patient’s mouth and allow to set for 60 seconds
• Run under cold tap water for 30 seconds for final setting  

Delivery:  Have the patient bite down to engage the appliance. 

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Inserting:  Always brush teeth prior to using the appliance.  The appliance fits on the front teeth.  Just bite down. 

Removing:  Just open and remove the appliance. 

 

Cleaning: After removing, clean the appliance and store in a dry location.  Keep away from children and animals.  Dogs love dental appliances. Every week or so, clean with a denture cleaner.  We recommend "Kleenite" from Regent labs.