Our Sleep Apnea Dentist, Dr. Rena Vakay
The Lamberg Sleep Well Appliance is an intraoral appliance worn during sleep and has been proven to be over 95% effective in the alleviation of snoring. There are many appliances available today, but this is the smallest and most comfortable appliance in the world.
The Lamberg Sleep Well Appliance keeps the airway open by holding the jaw and tongue in a comfortable forward position. Additionally the appliance causes a tightening of the soft tissues and muscles of the upper airway, especially the soft palate. This combination is what stops the snoring. Patients adapt to this very easily and once they get used to it, they won’t sleep without it.
The general care of your appliance is the same as an orthodontic retainer that children wear after finishing orthodontic treatment.
After selecting a dentist, he or she will perform an examination and review your health history. It may be necessary for you to have an overnight sleep study done to determine if there is some apnea that accompanies the snoring. If it is determined that you do not have apnea then the dentist will take impressions and make models which will be sent to the laboratory to have the custom appliance fabricated just for you. About a week later you will return to the office and have the appliance delivered to you. Sometimes there are minor adjustments that are necessary to accomplish optimal fit and comfort.