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Kristin Hohman serves as Associate Editor for DPR.
An introduction to this turnkey sleep program and aligner sleep appliance.
What: Turnkey Dental Sleep Program/Aligner Sleep Appliance
Who: SleepArchiTx - 888-777-3198 - sleeparchitx.com
Where: Any practice wishing to expand offered services to the arena of sleep diagnostics and treating snoring and sleep apnea.
When: Delivering care to the under-served sleep-deprived population.
Why: Roughly 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-related issues, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have labeled sleep disorders has a national health epidemic. Despite decades of research, sleep disorders often go undiagnosed and untreated. A large part of this is because the health care community remains uneducated and uninformed about sleep issues. Sleep disorders affect people across a wide range of demographics. Some sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, can be life-threatening and require immediate treatment. Since deep sleep rebuilds our body’s immune system, helping patients sleep well is more important now than ever before.
*How: The majority of sleep-related conditions are connected to breathing problems and issues related to the oral cavity, putting dentists well-trained in sleep medicine in a unique position to evaluate, treat, and manage these patients. The SleepArchiTx Certified Provider System provides a turnkey solution, including the expertise of board-certified sleep physicians, experienced sleep diagnosticians and treatment planners, social media marketing, and a portfolio of sleep appliances and billing services. SleepArchiTx offers comprehensive education for both the administrative and clinical teams. Sleep specialists provide interpretation and diagnosis, as well as treatment recommendations for oral appliance therapy (OAT). Most importantly, SleepArchiTx provides ongoing support to truly implement dental sleep medicine in your practice, as well as social media marketing tools and patient education videos to drive case acceptance.
SleepArchiTx also offers a wide range of innovative appliances, including the Aligner Sleep Appliance® (ASA). ASA is an FDA-cleared and patented solution that, when combined with clear aligners, enables clinicians to simultaneously straighten teeth, fix bite and occlusion problems, and address patients’ sleep disorders. It is customized to fit each patient type in Class I, Class II, and Class III cases. Said to be the only commercially available sleep appliance that can fit over existing clear aligners, ASA offers 8mm of mandibular advancement repositioning the lower jaw to create maximum reduction of soft tissue obstructions in the oropharynx.