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Dental Appliance for Sleep Apnea

Helping people live healthier,

more productive lives

through better sleep

25% of people suffer from sleep apnea.

Are you one of them?

Twenty-five percent of people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, causing them to stop breathing while they sleep.

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you are at a higher risk of:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Driving and work-related accidents

We are focused on providing dentists and their teams a solution – MATRx plus™ – that will help their patients sleep better. The MATRx plus™ is an easy-to-use home sleep test device that:

  • Assists in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Helps determine whether the patient will respond to oral appliance therapy
  • Identifies how to set the oral appliance for effective treatment

The MATRx plus™ provides dentists and their patients a simpler, faster and easier path to treatment. Traditionally, fitting of an oral appliance therapy to address obstructive sleep apnea often meant that there would be appliance rework to obtain a proper patient fit, and potentially more cost.

With the the MATRx plus™, a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s response to oral appliance therapy is conducted while they sleep. This is accomplished by using a mandibular positioning system to move the patient’s jaw in .2 mm increments throughout their sleep to find the optimal position to keep their airway open.

Being able to directly assess the patient’s treatment response to mandibular protrusion in advance of prescribing an oral appliance means that time to treatment is reduced by weeks and the patient’s sleep apnea can be treated more quickly. It also means potentially fewer appliance fitting appointments and any extra fees related to appliance rework.

For those patients identified as non-responders, the information eliminates months of patient frustration and treatment delay and eliminates unnecessary costs.

Patient centred solutions that work

We believe it all starts with the patient, who prefer convenient, comfortable easy solutions.

With the MATRx plus™ system, the patient gets an easy-to-use home sleep testing system from the dentist. There is no requirement for the patient to go to a sleep lab. The information gathered during the sleep test goes directly to the dentist or physician before the patient’s next visit.

Many people avoid testing because they find access to testing in a sleep lab complicated. Or they are reluctant because they are concerned about having to undertake Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy and wearing a mask to bed. As a result, the vast majority of those with obstructive sleep apnea go undiagnosed.

 

Innovation that will have you sleeping better, sooner

The MATRx plus™ is an FDA approved, tablet-based medical device that identifies obstructive sleep apnea in patients and evaluates the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy for treatment. In a three-step process, doctors who use the MATRx plus™ can determine:

  • If a patient will be successful with oral appliance treatment
  • How to best configure the oral appliance and eliminate a 30-40% appliance rework rate

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Is a sleep appliance right for you?

A popular and effective treatment for sleep apnea is the use of personalized oral appliance.

Quickly inserted before the patient goes to sleep, an oral appliance stops their jaw from dropping back, and creates a stable, open airway.

An appliance is easy to use and clean and is convenient for travel. Compliance for use is higher than with CPAP – no mask, no hose, no machine.

Oral appliance therapy may be the solution for better sleep, more energy, improvement of overall health and enable bed partners to sleep better too.

 

What is MATRx plus™?

Here’s a sneak peek for you and your sleep apnea patients.

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