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 Oral Appliances

Sleep Better With A Simplified Sleep Apnea Device

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder where relaxed soft tissues limit or block the air passages of a patient while sleeping.We are proud to  help our patients breathe comfortably while sleeping. O2 Vent Optima is a customized oral device built with an air passage channel that helps manage better airflow. O2 Vent Optima is best for:

  • Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea

  • People with snoring problems

  • Patients looking for a more discreet and compact alternative to CPAP.

How It Works

The O2Vent® Optima offers hope to those struggling with traditional sleep apnea treatments like CPAP. Featuring all the comfort and simplicity of an oral device but with a built-in airway that bypasses the nose, mouth, and tongue, the O2Vent Optima provides uninterrupted airflow throughout the night.

• Discreet sleep apnea treatment
• 3D Printed with Medical Grade Nylon
• Lightweight, Comfortable
• Easy to use and maintain

Covered By All Medical Insurances

Don’t let the cost stand between you and a restful night’s sleep. 

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5 Benefits of Retainers

  • It keeps teeth from shifting. Retainers are designed to maintain the structural integrity of your teeth for the remainder of your life. ... 

  • It helps with oral hygiene. Straighter teeth are easier to clean. ... 

  • It assists breathing and speech. ... 

  • It defends against tongue thrust. ... 

  • It helps you avoid clenching.

Retainers are absolutely required after your braces are removed. Retainers play a very important role in the results of your orthodontic treatment! Retainers keep your teeth set in their new position and prevent them from shifting back to their old positions, known as a relapse.

Schedule your appointment for your replacement retainer today!

Custom Whitening Trays 

When patients ask a dentist about options for teeth whitening, many dental offices offer take-home whitening trays as professional treatment for addressing stains on the surface of the teeth. When considering this common teeth bleaching procedure, it helps to understand what the process entails and how long it may take to achieve the desired results.

Understanding Custom Whitening Trays 

Similar to other methods used to brighten a person’s smile, take-home trays use a bleaching agent, such as hydrogen or carbamide peroxide, to remove discoloration caused by improper cleaning, certain foods and tobacco use.

It takes time to make a custom-fitted tray

1. It takes time to make a custom-fitted tray. In our office, we use our 3D scanner to take images of your smile.  Over the course of one week, the lab makes a tray that looks similar to clear aligners or retainers. However, these trays contain extra room for inserting the bleaching solution and are designed to allow the product to reach every part of the tooth without leaking onto the surrounding gums.

2. The treatment process is around two weeks

Most people only need to wear the trays for about an hour a day for a two-week period. However, this will vary depending on the patient’s needs and the type of bleaching product being used. Typically, solutions with a higher concentration of peroxide are faster-acting but need to be worn on the teeth for a shorter period of time. Patients can stop wearing the trays after reaching the desired shade of whiteness.

3. It is essential to follow the instructions

Unlike an in-office bleaching session, patients who choose take-home teeth whitening trays apply the solution themselves. Our Office will provide specific instructions on how to prep the teeth, how to insert the solution onto the trays, how long to wear the trays and how to clean the teeth after. In order to effectively whiten the teeth and prevent unnecessary pain or damage, it is important that the patient does not skip any steps or leave the solution on for a longer period of time than directed.

4. The results vary for each patient

While many people assume that a whitening treatment always ends with perfect, bright white teeth, that is not the case for every patient. Bleaching is often effective for addressing extrinsic stains that build up over time due to a person’s diet, but intrinsic discoloration due to genetics, medication or trauma may not be remedied using normal teeth whitening methods.

Conclusion

Take-home teeth whitening trays can be a good solution for patients with yellow stains on the outside of the teeth who want to brighten their smile at home with the help of a dentist. By using a custom-fitted tray, patients can see results in a shorter time period and prevent gum irritation.

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