The Trial starts with the fitting of a temporary mouth appliance designed to treat your sleep disordered breathing by advancing the lower jaw and reducing the obstruction in the upper airways during sleep.
During your first appointment, you will be fitted with the appliance in accordance to your dental structure. A technician will determine the optimal degree of protrusion of the device based on your individual anatomy. The first appointment will take approximately 1 hour. If you have any questions regarding how the appliance works to treat your sleep apnoea, please don’t hesitate to ask the consulting technician.
The appliance is designed to last 30 nights; over this period your compliance and status will be monitored with regular follow-ups with a CRS technician.
What are the risks?
Whilst the risk factors are minimal, you may experience some discomfort in the teeth and jaw the morning after wearing the device. This is normal. Any pain you may experience should subside throughout the morning. If symptoms persist into the afternoon, we recommend contacting a CRS technician and either a re-fitting of the device, or an adjustment/ re-evaluation of protrusion settings may be necessary.
What happens next?
If the ApneaGuard is effective in treating your sleep apnoea symptoms, towards the end of the trial we recommend performing an efficacy sleep study to assess the device’s effectiveness in treating your sleep apnoea. A consultation with a sleep and respiratory may be arranged if indicated. Provided the study results are satisfactory, we will recommend you visit a specialised dentist to arrange to have a long-term customized device made specifically for your use.