The Original Moses
Maximum vertical with the lips sealed and nothing to impede the tongue from protruding forward to open the airway.
This classic design has stood the test of time.
MAXIMUM TONGUE SPACE
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
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
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.
Indications: Moses Alpha is designed to treat adults over age 18 with sleep disordered breathing, from snoring to moderate OSA.
FDA: The Moses has been cleared to treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea.
Materials: The upper tray is made from 1mm thick Dentsply Essix C+ (polypropylene ethyl copolymer). The lower is 100% dental acrylic (PMMA - Poly Methyl Methacrylate) No metal hardware.
Ordering: The Moses is a custom dental appliance built by our manufacturing partner. Contact Modern Dental Laboratory for your starter kit to begin.
Impressions and Bite: This is the key to a successful treatment. You can submit either digital or analog. The impressions are full arch. Capturing the distal surface of the most posterior molar on the lower arch is important. The bite defines where you want to place the mandible. For Alpha cases, you may want to take several bites for alternative mandible positioning.
Delivery: First insert the upper tray. Then insert the lower device. Have the patient bite down to engage the appliance. It should "snap" together with slight force. If needed you can adjust the lower with an acyrlic bur on a slow speed handpiece. You can even add acrylic as needed.
Adjustment: The Moses® and the Moses® Elite appliances have an advancement screws on each side of the appliance for mandibular advancement. Each turn of these screws from bar to bar advances the mandible approximately 1/8 mm. Six millimeters of anterior movement is possible
Inserting: Always brush teeth prior to using the appliance. Place the upper tray in first, then insert the lower device. Slide the jaw slightly forward and bite down. It should "snap" together.
Removing: Disengage the upper from the lower by opening the jaw. Remove the lower first, then the upper tray. If it is difficult to get the back teeth to touch, chew a piece of sugarless gum until the back teeth touch again. Should only take a few minutes.
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.