THE KLEARWAY™ APPLIANCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF SNORING AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Getting a good night’s sleep is a very important, if we want to have the energy we need to be productive during the following day. Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring are two of the enemies of a restful night, either for ourselves or our loved ones. We, at Newington Family Dentistry, are pleased to offer our patients Klearway™, a fully-adjustable oral appliance that is helpful for the treatment of snoring and mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea. The Klearway™ device is made of a thermoactive acrylic, which becomes pliable for the initial insertion and fitting of the device. It conforms securely to the patient’s mouth for an excellent fit. A better fit will help decrease the incidence of soft tissue and tooth discomfort.
Our practice chose to offer the The Klearway™ appliance to our patients because it provides several distinct advantages over other similar devices that are currently available on the market. Its tough, but flexible, material is specifically designed to stay in place regardless of the jaw movement of the wearer. It is also carefully designed to make sure it stays out of the way of the tongue. When inserted for sleep, the device moves the lower jaw forward, which brings the base of the tongue forward, thus opening the airway. This prevents apnea episodes and reduces or eliminates snoring at the same time. Once warmed under hot water, it is inserted into the wearers mouth, to be molded. The acrylic resin hardens as it cools to body temperature and perfectly forms itself to both arches. Some jaw movement is possible with your Klearway™ appliance in place. You can yawn, swallow, and drink water without dislodging the appliance.
As with any medical treatment, not all patients’ conditions are best treated with the Klearway™ appliance. Only a trained professional can evaluate your condition and make a recommendation for treatment. If you are a good candidate for Klearway™, Dr. Adamidis or Dr. Dibner will have you sleeping soundly through the night in no time! You have nothing to lose, but might gain a new lease on life when you start enjoying deep, recuperative sleep again.
The Klearway™ appliance can be cleaned with your regular toothpaste and toothbrush, and it fits into its own convenient carrying case. The Klearway™ appliance is very lightweight, weighing only a couple of ounces, and its size makes it convenient for travel.