...make it possible for more of your patients to say, “yes”
The Respire Blue Series places the jaw in a position that maintains an open airway by preventing the lower jaw from falling back and collapsing the airway. This in turn will allow patients to inhale more air per breath leading to a better nights sleep. In order to obtain FDA Clearance we had to prove not only that the material is safe, but also that the device effectively achieves its intended purpose.
In our office we found adjustments of some appliances are difficult to explain, i.e. adjusting the upper to advance the lower. With our appliance you simply adjust the lower to advance the lower. With the advancement screw you can advance the lower jaw, each turn of the screw is equal in 1⁄10 mm, with a maximum advancement of 5mm.
The attachment on our appliance is further anterior than others, we feel that patients have more room in the buccal vestibule here than being in the back of the mouth. Also the patient can open and close while wearing the appliances. The appliance is open in the front to add comfort by allowing the patient to inhale and exhale more air per breath. We can also make the appliance with a softer layer on the tooth surface to add more comfort.
Another reason that the attachments are quite forward on the appliance is because there is so much force in the posterior area, this can cause a lot of breakages in attachment. By moving it forward we found that there is less pressure on the screw, and therefore there are fewer breakages.