Since learning about this serious medical issue that afflicts many of the people in our area we saw an opportunity to help. Treating this problem dentally involved several skills that we already had and some that we needed to learn. Now we can not only fashion the appropriate devices, we can adjust them to get maximum benefit. We can also keep records in a new (for us) medical way that enables us to bill medical insurance and Medicare. Hopefully this will help many of the folks in the North Country receive options that they would otherwise had to live without.
Mandibular advancement device (MAD). The most widely used mouth device for Sleep Apnea look much like a mouth guard used in sports. The devices snap over the upper and lower dental arches and have metal hinges that make it possible for the lower jaw to be eased forward. Some, such as the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP), allow you to control the degree of advancement.