In the practice of Dental Sleep Medicine, the most critical component is the Bite Registration. Determining the optimum position of the mandible is core to a successful treatment.
The techniques described below are tried and true methods to get the best result with the Moses family of appliances. Determining the proper vertical measurement with comfortable lip seal is the key.
Posterior Bite Registration System
X-SLANT™ is the newest innovation in interarch jaw registration devices for prescribing the biological parameters in oral sleep appliances.
Molar stabilization is the key to achieving parallel space between the upper and lower arches.
Excess vertical anterior open space in the sleep appliance is avoided and additional posterior vertical airway space is gained by eliminating “slant”.
With the X-SLANT™ stackable shim system the clinician can set the exact vertical height between 3.0 and 10.0mm, to an accuracy of .5 mm, establish the anatomic midline as well as the desired protrusive dimension.
Pharyngometry before Treatment
Use acoustic reflection technology to determine the perfect bite before treatment
The cornerstone of many sleep dentistry practices. The Eccovision Acoustic Diagnostic Pharyngometer and Rhinometer provides valuable information about airway size and stability. It is a highly useful tool for determining the best bite registration for oral appliances for sleep apnea.