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Sleep Appliances Lab in Ottawa

Sleep Appliances Lab in Ottawa

Watersedge Dental Laboratory provides industry-leading sleep appliance services to Ottawa area dentists.

The right dental sleep device can drastically improve a patient’s quality of life. At Watersedge Dental Laboratory, we partner with you to carefully select and deliver oral sleep appliances that offer much-needed relief for your patients.

We understand that every treatment plan is unique. To help you provide exceptional patient care, our team is available to discuss sleep appliance options and answer your questions. Our technical expertise, robust quality control program and advanced equipment allow us to deliver the highest quality sleep devices on the market today.

Sleep Appliance Services in Ottawa

Our oral appliance therapy (OAT) solutions are designed for patients suffering from sleep disorders such as snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), nighttime bruxism (clenching or grinding), temporomandibular disorder (TMD), or a combination of symptoms.

Elastic Mandibular Advancement (EMA) Appliance

Elastic Mandibular Advancement (EMA) Appliance

The Myerson EMA is a removable, noninvasive treatment of snoring and moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Consisting of two trays that fit over the upper and lower arches, the device is held together by wide elastic bands. Comfort level and positioning (both mandibular advancement and lateral movement) are defined by the tension and length of the bands. Patients with an elastic mandibular advancement appliance can easily change the bands at home and are able to talk and drink while wearing the device.

Watersedge Dental Laboratory EMA offerings:
1. Laminate trays: standard offering, lightweight, more economical
2. Thermaflex trays: thicker material with greater fracture resistance, ideal for patients with a history of clenching
Check Out Our EMA Appliance Guide

3D Printed Sleep Appliances

3D Printed Sleep Appliances

Fabricated using CAD/CAM digital printing technology, the Panthera D-SAD (“digital sleep apnea device”) offers relief from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Like other mandibular advancement devices, our 3D printed Panthera sleep appliance utilizes two splints and adjustable rods to hold the lower jaw in a forward position. Printed in a homogeneous material without layers, it is lightweight yet highly durable. Due to its comfortable and sleek design, it has quickly become a favourite among patients.

The SleepEase is a dorsal fin appliance

SleepEase

The SleepEase is a dorsal fin appliance. This popular design is rigid, similar to a sports mouth guard. It efficiently retains open airways and is commonly used to alleviate snoring and OSA symptoms. The appliance advances the mandible via adjustable screws to achieve maximum patient comfort.
SleepEase Guidelines for Use and Care

Fixed Snoring Appliance

Fixed Snoring Appliance

A fixed sleep appliance is non-adjustable. Designed to treat snoring, it features an upper and lower tray fused together with an air hole and tongue space to allow for easy breathing. This device fixes the mandible in a given position, so an accurate bite record is crucial. A fixed snoring appliance is ideal for particularly strong individuals (with large masseter muscles) or patients who easily destroy adjustable oral appliances.

Obtaining a Sleep Appliance From Our Ottawa Lab

To request a sleep appliance from Watersedge, we require the following information:

1. Impressions:

Extremely accurate models allow for precise manufacturing of the desired sleep device. Both maxillary and mandibular impressions are needed, and either physical or digital impressions of the upper and lower teeth are accepted.

2. Bite records: 

Both centric and protrusive bites are required. The latter must accurately demonstrate where the mandible relates to the maxilla in the protrusive position.

3. Prescription:

Each script should indicate patient diagnosis and the needed sleep device. Often, a request for a call accompanies the prescription. Watersedge welcomes these discussions as many considerations (e.g. age, strength, financial situation, existing restorations, future dental needs) can influence the choice of sleep device.

Production time for sleep appliances is seven days or less.

Note: If your patient presents with sleep apnea, always confirm that a proper evaluation (performed by medical professionals at a sleep clinic) was completed. Severe cases of sleep apnea require the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Oral sleep appliances are designed to treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea or can serve as an alternative treatment for patients who are medically unable to tolerate a CPAP device.

Sleep Appliance Consultations

Watersedge lab employs a large team of highly qualified and knowledgeable staff members who can answer sleep device questions in detail. We are also happy to make in-office visits or consult with patients to explain treatment options or discuss the differences between oral sleep appliances.

We encourage you to take full advantage of our in-house expertise and consulting services to support your dental practice.

Sleep Appliance Materials

At Watersedge Dental Laboratory, we use only high-quality, clinically-tested bisphenol-A (BPA) free materials to fabricate our removable sleep appliances and safe, monomer-free resins to produce 3D printed devices.

Should you or your patients have any concerns about the materials used to create our sleep devices, our technical team is available to answer any questions.

Oral Appliance Care

Dental devices are an investment that should be properly cared for. To help patients extend the lifespan of their devices, Watersedge includes oral sleep appliance care guides and instructions with the removable devices we fabricate.

Care Tips For Oral Devices:

  • Brush and floss teeth before using any oral appliance.
  • Clean device after each use.
    • Brush gently with a soft toothbrush.
    • Use a gentle cleanser. (Avoid any abrasive or whitening toothpaste.)
    • Use only room temperature or cool water.
  • Thoroughly dry before storing.
  • Clean storage container periodically.
  • Soak weekly (if required).
  • Do not expose oral appliances to heat.
  • Always keep removable oral appliances away from pets.
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Partnership and Collaboration With Ottawa Dentists

By focusing on the success of our dentistry partners, Watersedge has become one of the largest and most respected providers of dental sleep devices in the Ottawa area. We aim to become an indispensable extension of your practice, allowing you to do what you do best: providing excellent patient care.

A Trusted Resource for Sleep Appliances in the Ottawa Area

We consistently fabricate the highest-quality sleep appliances by combining the latest technologies with expertise and a proven quality assurance process.

We’re aware that patients are quickly becoming more educated about oral appliance therapy. Whether you are new to prescribing sleep devices, or a veteran, our technical team is available to help (at no additional charge).

The team at Watersedge is available to discuss the unique features and benefits of any oral sleep appliance. Understanding how these devices behave relative to one another will help you make informed decisions regarding the health and well-being of your patients.

Watersedge is fully licensed to produce a number of patent-protected sleep devices. If we are unable to produce an appliance for you, we’ll reach out to the manufacturer on your behalf to locate a lab close to your clinic.

This situation is becoming more common. If you are unfamiliar with a sleep appliance, Watersedge will help you identify what it is. In most cases, we can easily produce a suitable replacement.

We are happy to serve as an extension of your practice and hold a one-on-one consultation with a patient upon your request.

Why Choose Watersedge As Your Sleep Appliance Dental Lab?

With decades of experience, Watersedge has developed a deep understanding of sleep-related dental treatments. We’re known for our skillful craftsmanship, impeccable customer service, an unwavering commitment to quality, and timely delivery of oral appliances.

To maintain such high standards, each case is subject to our stringent production and quality assurance protocols. And regardless of case complexity, the talented staff at Watersedge is prepared to offer support and assist with treatment planning.

Comprehensive Support and Service

We recognize the value of chairside time with patients and know your days are hectic. That’s why we’ve designed our processes around the needs of practitioners.

When you reach out to Watersedge, there is no phone tag. Why? Because we’ve narrowed down your points of contact to four Quality Assurance team members who form the hub of communication at our laboratory. Any one of these individuals can quickly help you because they have full access to each case we handle.