Sleep Apnea Learning Center
Are you tired of sleepless nights due to snoring? Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are serious problems, and should be discussed with your dentist. Dr. Lorio will provide a thorough consultation to consider the nature of your symptoms and if you are a good candidate for The Moses® appliance (oral airway dilator). Give us a call today to schedule a Free Consultation, and be on the road to a quiet night’s sleep!
The Moses® is the newest intraoral device for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that offers the best in comfort, compliance, and effective treatment. Patients have the ability to talk, drink, open wide, and close their lips even with the appliance in place. No longer suffer through uncomfortable pins, posts and gadgets that prevent the tongue from coming forward. With The Moses®, there is nothing in the mouth that restricts the tongue from advancing forward. Tongue space in fact, increases, and prevents collapse of tongue on the airway.
There are 3 main parts to The Moses®. It consists of separate flexible retainers that help prevent tooth movement and act as an anchor for the entire maxillary arch. The buccal mounted advancement screws provide an open anterior space for the tongue. The base of the device is specifically designed so that the acrylic guides and stimulates the tongue to a protrusive or anterior position.
There are several benefits to using The Moses®. It is the best in comfort and compliance. Also, patients retain the ability to speak, drink, open wide, and close their lips with the appliance in place.
If you feel your snoring is a problem, discuss this with Dr. Lorio. Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are similar respiratory sleep disorders, snoring can indicate that there is a more serious issue – OSA. OSA symptoms include:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Nighttime choking/gasping
- Frequent sleep arousals
- Morning headaches
- Frequent nocturnal urination
- Limb movement
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
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