One of the appliances that we offer is the Narval CC™ from ResMed. It is a mandibular repositioning device that you wear while you sleep to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
What the Narval CC can do is keep the lower jaw, also called the mandible, in the forward position so it does not fall back when you sleep and make it difficult to breathe. It is constructed a little differently than other types of oral appliances because it has an articulation point that runs parallel to jaw instead of diagonal. This design can help it simply hold your mandible up instead of forcing it into position, which may keep pressure off your temporomandibular joint.
The Narval is designed to be small and light, which can further increase your comfort level. It also does not make contact with your four front teeth, which can help avoid developing teeth sensitivity, which can sometimes happen with various oral appliances.
The Narval is made with CAD and CAM, which stand for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Using these methods, the appliance can be made to fit your mouth more perfectly.
If you struggle with obstructive sleep apnea and would like to try the Narval, you are welcome to visit Sleep Better Austin, which is right here in Austin , Texas. If this oral appliance is incompatible with your mouth, we have other types that may be better suited for you. Our sleep dentists, Drs. Hedgecock and Kerr, are happy to help you find the right treatment. You can set up a visit with us by calling 512-215-4350. We look forward to helping you get the peaceful night’s rest you need!