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Alleviate Snoring and Sleep Apnea With the Apinator

APINATOR

Semi-custom dental appliance to treat snoring and sleep apnea

The Apinator appliance is FDA cleared and intended for use on adult patients 18 years of age and older as an aid for the reduction and/or alleviation of snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Features of the Apinator


  • Easily fitted in your office in 2 minutes or less ~ no costly lab fee!

  • Great retention and comfort

  • Made of flexible material, softened in hot water, and fabricated directly in the mouth

  • No trimming, no polishing

  • Few, if any adjustments for sore spots

  • Very durable – will not break or crack if dropped

  • Simple easy to follow instructions

  • Versatile – use as a TRIAL, TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT DEVICE

  • Highly effective for treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring

  • Takes up very little space in the mouth

  • Creates more room in the palate and interdentally for the tongue

  • Supports the lower jaw in a position to maximize oral airway space

  • Equipment needed – pot to heat water and thermometed

  • Velcro strap included if needed for added retention or comfort

  • If the fit is not perfect the first time, repeat the fitting process

  • BEST NEWS ~ APINATOR IS VERY AFFORDABLE TO DENTISTS AND THEIR PATIENTS!

The Apinator is an innovative, dual-layer oral mouthpiece for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring. The inner layer softens in hot water between 170-180 degrees Fahrenheit and takes the shape of the front teeth for a snug, comfortable fit. The outer layer remains stable in the hot water and maintains the Apinator’s shape.

The Apinator is a major breakthrough from traditional hard, laboratory-fabricated appliance. Intraoral devices used to treat snoring and sleep apnea are based on a simple axiom, “The more room created in the mouth for the tongue, the less likely it is to collapse on the airway during sleep.”

Intraoral sleep appliances have traditionally gained tongue space in the mouth by maintaining a combined position of horizontal, mandibular advancement and increased vertical height of the maxillo-mandibular relationship. The innovative concept of the Apinator is simple: “Minimize the intraoral component to maximize tongue space.” In fact, the Apinator is so small intraorally that we had to add an extraoral component to assure that the patient would never swallow or aspirate it.

The Apinator can be used as an inexpensive trial device to test the efficacy and a patient’s tolerance to a permanent intraoral sleep apnea/snoring device. Similarly, an Apinator may be fitted for use as a temporary device should the patient’s permanent device need to be returned to the lab for repair. Many clinicians would not want their patients to be without any treatment at all during this period.

The Apinator may also be used as a permanent treatment device for those patients who cannot afford a custom device of for patient who have compromised posterior support.

The Apinator is fitted over vacuum-formed retainers for the upper and lower arches to prevent tooth movement. Half millimeter sheets of polypropylene copolymer such as Raintree-Essix C+ (manufactured by Dentsply) are recommended.

The Apinator offers the advantages of easy fitting, comfort, extremely low price, durability, AND IT WORKS!

THE APINATOR™ Directions
for fitting
THE APINATOR™ INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DENTIST
THE APINATOR™ INFORMATION FOR THE PATIENT

Watch Dr. Moses fitting an Apinator