Dental treatment of snoring and apnea

Dental treatment of snoring and apnea

Breathing disorder during sleep is a common ailment that affects a large number of men and women. Most often the problem occurs due to the displacement of the mandible. The muscles of the soft palate and tongue lose their tone, and, as a result, the passage of the upper respiratory tract is blocked. Vibrations or respiratory arrest can occur, which can be hazardous to health.

The JSC clinic Medicina will help to cope with the problem of snoring and sleep apnea using a modern method — dental splints for extending and fixing the lower jaw. Treatment is effective and is recommended as an initial device therapy for:

  • primary snoring;
  • upper respiratory tract resistance syndrome;
  • mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (AHI up to 25 events per hour);
  • patients with CPAP (Continuous positive-airway-pressure) intolerance.

The anatomy of each person is unique, so these biomimetic devices are made individually. Thanks to the mandibular advancement splint, the lower jaw is kept in a protrusion state (approximately 75% of the maximum forward extension).


Code Name Price (RUB)
A23.07.216 Preparation and appliance of intraoral device for treatment of APNAE 130 800
A23.07.217 Correction of intraoral device for treatment of APNAE 11 850
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How protrusion splints are made

For the manufacture of dental mandibular devices for eliminating snoring, the orthopedic surgeon forms silicone bite impressions. This is necessary to understand how far the lower jaw should be extended so that there is no blockage of the upper airways. Dentist asks the patient as much as possible to push the chin forward. Result is fixed via special plugs with measuring rulers. Next, a silicone impression is taken.

Indications and contraindications

Sleep disturbance causes inconvenience both to those around and to the patient himself. Seek medical advice is recommended in the following cases:

  • feeling of choking in his sleep;
  • loud snoring;
  • tiredness after a full sleep;
  • sleepiness during the day;
  • temper and irritability;
  • stop breathing more than 10 times per hour;
  • frequent urination and sweating at night;
  • deterioration of memory and concentration.

Often, snoring occurs due to the excess weight of the patient.

Dentists do not recommend the use of protrusion splints in childhood and adolescence, when the formation of the jaw has not yet been completed. There are also contraindications for adults, for example:

  • missing teeth;
  • acute gum disease;
  • Difficulty opening your mouth completely
  • ENT diseases requiring surgical intervention.

Tell the orthopedist about all the features of the body so that the doctor can give the necessary recommendations. Sign up for a consultation with an orthopedist to order dental devices for the sleep apnea treatment at the «Medicina» clinic by phone in Moscow +7 (495) 775-73-60.


Врач Olga Berezhko
General practitioner
Experience 38 year
Board Certified General Practitioner (Highest Category), member of the Russian Scientific Medical Society of Internal Medicine
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