MATRx plus™ is a new technology that enables a sleep laboratory to predict a patient’s target protrusive position. This is the position of the jaw that obstructs breathing during sleep and is the cause of Obstructed Sleep Apnea, the most common sleep apnea cause.
The SomnoMed MATRx™ eliminates many follow up visits of subjective assessments. A highly effective SomnoDent appliance can immediately be created to treat the obstructive sleep apnea. Patients who were not good candidates for other appliances or methods may greatly benefit under this new obstructive sleep apnea technology and therapy.
Targeting the Onset of Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea patients attend a sleep study in which their mandibular (lower jaw) protrusive position and the onset of obstructed sleep apnea are measured with the MATRx plus.
During the sleep study the MATRx appliance measures the position of the mandibular and will determine the proper position of the jaw which results in effective treatment of the patient’s OSA.
Once you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, a dentist experienced in dental sleep medicine can make a custom-fitted oral appliance using models of your teeth. Oral appliance therapy is covered by many medical insurance plans. Patients like it because it’s comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable, convenient for travel and easy to clean. Treating snoring or sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy can help you feel like a new person. You will find that your symptoms, and your quality of life, can improve dramatically when you remain committed to your treatment and use it nightly.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
SomnoDent a custom made appliance, comprised of upper and lower dental plates with a unique patented fin coupling component, which allows normal mouth opening and closing. It will almost certainly put an end to your snoring and will most likely eliminate or significantly reduce your OSA.
For your bed partner this means peace and quiet again and a better night’s sleep. For you, it will mean better quality sleep. As a result, you will be less likely to suffer from headaches and daytime sleepiness and your ability to concentrate will improve.
SomnoDent is worn while you sleep. It is comfortable and can be worn by patients without any teeth.
If you have tried Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device and found it uncomfortable, wake up to a brilliant alternative treatment for OSA. The difference in comfort and tolerance will astound you.