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.
We wanted to design an appliance that is easy to adjust. 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 2⁄10 mm, with a maximum advancement of 6mm.
The attachment on our appliances 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 increasing the tongue space 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.
Reduced Lingual Coverage
The device is also available with reduced lingual coverage to increase tongue space further.
Elastic hooks can also be added to the device to help guide the jaw back to desired position during the night. This is often used in patients who sleep on their back and have a tendency to sleep with their mouth open.
An anterior ramp can be added for patients with TMJ discomfort. This option eliminates contact in the posterior of the device and can also help reduce forces on the TMJ.
The Respire Blue has a mesh support that is welded to the screw and then placed inside of the acrylic. This improvement offers one of the strongest dorsal fin designs on the market.
Each device has a serial number which will also be your invoice number to help identify the device.