What is it?
The Panthera Digital-Sleep Apnea Device is a dental appliance that can be used for the treatment of snoring and/or obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance is made of type 12 polyamide, a resistant biocompatible nylon. It is the smallest device in the industry and is the only one that is entirely printed using CAD/CAM technology.
Who can use it?
The Panthera D-SAD is recommended to be prescribed for the treatment of snoring, mild to moderate sleep apnea, and severe sleep apnea for patients who do not tolerate the CPAP treatment or comply with it.
How It’s Made
The Panthera Dental team uses its own proprietary software to design the Panthera D-SAD. From a 3D scan of the stone model or intra-oral scanning, each device is designed specifically for your patient. Thanks to our state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology, you will obtain a perfectly adapted device, unlike hand-crafted appliances. Our procedure provides more predictability for a completely customized device.
The unique titration mechanism of the Panthera D-SAD uses rods made of the same biocompatible polymer as the device. The length of the rods can vary from 16 to 36 mm and can be adjusted in 0.5-mm increments for a highly accurate and customized advancement. Those rods are designed to resist to bruxism and they will never elongate. Moreover, they will not disengage during sleep thanks to the unique way they connect to the device. We also offer rods specifically designed for heavy bruxism.
Dr. Kerr and Dr. Hedgecock customize appliances and treatment plans for each of our patients, depending on the severity and type of sleep apnea conditions they experience. To learn about oral appliance therapy in Austin, Texas, and surrounding areas, call our office at 512-215-4350 and schedule your free consultation today!