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Confidently treat snoring and sleep apnea with clinically proven Sleep Appliances!


dreamTAP™

 

The ultra comfortable dreamTAP appliance is designed with hardware on its exterior, offering greater tongue space with no obstructions. With more tongue space, patients experience greater comfort and a healthier sleep. Its single point of midline adjustment prevents uneven bilateral adjustment that may create an irregular bite and jaw discomfort. Stronger than surgical stainless steel, the hardware is made from nickel-free cobalt-chromium, removing the risk of an allergic reaction.

dreamTAP comes in three hook sizes for greater range of adjustment, is corrosion resistant, and utilizes custom-formed soft liners for superior retention. Adjustment mechanism advances the mandible 0.25 mm with each turn of the key. Patients can vary the position precisely by counting the turns. This allows both the dentist and the patient to confidently maintain the proper treatment position and yet allows them to make changes depending on the patient's symptoms.

Indications for use:

  • Adults weighing greater than 66 pounds
  • Patients must have at least 8 natural teeth in each arch
  • Intended to reduce or alleviate nighttime snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
  • For adult patients when sleeping at home or in a sleep laboratory
  • Single patient use only

FDA Reference #K062951

PDAC (Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding Contractor) verified for Medicare reimbursement -
Code E0486

Note:  dreamTAP can only be sold by Great Lakes to doctors in the United States.








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Narval™ CC

  Narval™ CC - The First MRD of Its Kind

Brought to you by Great Lakes Orthodontics in partnership with ResMed

Narval™ CC is the first CAD/CAM custom-made mandibular
repositioning device (MRD) on the market. Narval CC is the ultimate MRD
solution for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA),
as well as those who are unable to comply with continuous positive airway
pressure (CPAP) treatment. It is also a first line treatment for snoring and
mild to moderate OSA.

Unique CAD/CAM technology ensures a precise fit
and comfortable retention.


  Computer-aided design (CAD) enables a high degree of customization to
    suit the complex dental anatomy of individual patients

  Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) through selective laser sintering
    guarantees a consistently accurate MRD

  Made of highly resilient and durable biocompatible polymer material;
    Narval CC is metal-free, flexible, and lightweight.

  Easy to titrate; highly adjustable (15mm protrusive range-0.5mm increments)

  Easy to reorder with CAD/CAM reproduction


Narval™ CC - Technology (2:45)

 

Narval™ CC - Dental Protocol (4:05)

Note:  Narval CC can only be sold by Great Lakes to doctors in the United States.
*Photos ©ResMed 2012. Used with permission.

 











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Klearway® Appliance

 

Backed by extensive research, this appliance offers ultimate control.
Adjusts in increments of 0.25mm for gradual jaw positioning, featuring a
snap lock expansion screw that prevents unwanted deactivation.
Fabricated of comfortable, thermoactive acrylic, the Klearway is easy to
insert, conforms securely to teeth and permits lateral movement. Provides
full occlusal coverage of both arches. Does not encroach on tongue space.
This appliance is suitable for most patients including those who brux, have
missing or complicated dentitions, some upper edentulous cases, extensive
bridgework and/or short clinical crowns.

Indications for use:

  • Full complement of teeth
  • Extensive crown and bridge
  • Severe bruxism or no bruxism
  • At least 8-10 teeth per arch (if maxillary arch endentulous, 8-10 on lower)
  • Short clinical crowns
  • Malocclusions/Crowded anteriors upper and lower
  • Longer tooth dentitions
  • Wide upper arch
  • Bi-extractions 
FDA Reference #K950763

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Herbst®* Sleep Appliance

 

For over 20 years, dentists have prescribed Herbst appliances for
patients suffering with chronic snoring and mild to moderate obstructive
sleep apnea. These appliances allow patients some lateral and vertical
movement without disengaging the appliance. If the initial position does
not provide anticipated relief, the mandible can easily be positioned
forward in small increments using advancement shims, or with our
telescopic hardware advanced up to 5mm with a 1mm retrusion. Herbst
appliances can be made of hard acrylic, thermoactive resin (Variflex™),
or soft EVA material.

Indications for use - Herbst
®:

  • Optimum tongue space
  • Upper edentulous with at least 6 teeth on lower arch   
  • Full complement of teeth
  • Gaggers
  • Midline deviations
  • Minimal inter-incisal opening
  • Maxillary tori
  • Mandibular tori

Indications for use - Variflex Telescopic Herbst®:
Same as Herbst indications above, and the following -

  • Extensive crown and bridge
  • Short clinical crowns
  • Malocclusions
  • Longer tooth dentitions

The Soft Telescopic Sleep Herbst®** Appliance is fabricated using low
profile, reinforced EVA material, offering superior patient comfort and
retention. Proven effective for chronic snoring and mild to moderate
obstructive sleep apnea. This appliance allows patients some lateral
and vertical movement without disengaging the hardware. 

  • A threaded telescopic mechanism allows controlled 1/8 to 1/4 mm
    incremental advancements up to 5 mm with a 1 mm retrusion.
     
  • Not recommended for bruxers or clenchers.

Color options:  White (standard), Red, Blue, Green & Black.

     Great Lakes is pleased to announce that all Telescopic Herbst Sleep Appliances
     are PDAC (Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding Contractor) verified for Medicare
     reimbursement.
The Code is E0486


FDA Reference #K955822
*Herbst is a registered trademark of Dentaurum, Inc.

**Patent Pending



Telescopic
Advancement Hardware

Herbst Sleep Appliance Brochure













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NAPA Appliance

 

In clinical use since 1983, this proven treatment was developed by Dr. Peter T.
George. The NAPA uses eight clasps and is constructed of hard acrylic to
provide excellent retention. Comfortable to wear, the NAPA fits very much like
a standard orthodontic appliance. An available option is the thermal active material Variflex™ (clasping optional). This variation will be trimmed scalloped to the gingival
margin and is ideal for patients with sensitive teeth, crowns, bridgework or missing dentitions. Both versions of the NAPA appliance are available with the standard
breathing beak or beakless option.

Indications for use:

  • Full complement of teeth
  • Non-bruxer
  • Wide upper arch
  • Gaggers
  • Minimal inter-incisal opening
  • Maxillary tori

FDA Reference #K902790

Snoring/Sleep Apnea Rx


Elastomeric Appliance

 

Made of soft custom-injected silicone, this appliance offers optimum patient
comfort and compliance. No clasps or wires to adjust. Proven effective by
the University of Kentucky Medical Center Sleep Apnea Laboratory
Recommended for partial edentulous patients and non-bruxers.

Indications for use:

  • Full complement of teeth
  • Crowded anteriors, upper and lower
  • If maxillary arch is edentulous, 8-10 teeth on lower
  • Maxillary tori

Note: if there is a need for further advancement or retrusion, a new appliance
must be fabricated at that time.

FDA Reference #K946112

Snoring/Sleep Apnea Rx


MPowRx™ Snoring and Sleep Apnea Appliance

 

This unique non-custom device treats chronic snoring and sleep apnea by
repositioning the tongue forward instead of relying on the mandible. Uses
gentle suction, rather than the alveolar ridge or dentition to stay in place.
Allows patient to swallow comfortably. No impression needed. This appliance
is not autoclavable.

Benefits:

  • Clinically proven
  • Easy insertion
  • Comfortable, secure fit
  • Maintains shape
  • One size fits most
  • Convenient and effective

Ideal For These Patient Types:

  • Edentulous
  • Periodontal problems
  • TMJ indicated
  • Large tongue
  • Complicated dentition
  • Children
  • Combination therapy with CPAP

Indications for use:

  • Short, clinical crowns
  • Crowded anteriors, upper and lower
  • Maxillary tori and/or mandibular tori
  • Perio patient mobility
  • Nickel sensitivity and/or methyl-methacrylate allergy

FDA Reference #KO81965

 

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myTAP™ Appliance

 

myTAP™ is a precision-fit oral appliance intended to reduce or alleviate nighttime snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients can adjust the amount of protrusion of the lower jaw to the most effective and comfortable position. “Precision-fit” technology allows for accurate molding without bite registration or lab fabrication. Made from a thermoplastic material which softens when heated, and molds to the teeth at the time of delivery. When reheated, it will return to the original tray shape, and then be re-molded to the teeth.

Benefits:

  • Adjustable while in the patient's mouth
  • Immediate treatment
  • Remoldable trays
  • Precision/comfortable fit
  • Freedom of movement
  • Sleek, streamlined design
  • Low cost 

Indications for use:

  • Reduce or alleviate snoring 
  • Mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea
  • Temporary/titration device prior to prescribing a custom appliance
  • For patients 18 years and older
     
Contraindicated for patients who are/have:
  • Under active dental treatment
  • Have removable dentures or bridges
  • Have temporary crowns
  • Have loose teeth, crowns, or fillings
  • Have braces


 






 Note:  myTAP can only be sold by Great Lakes to doctors in the United States.


AM Aligner

 

The AM Aligner exercises the patient’s mandible comfortably back into
normal occlusion. Can be used in partnership with any sleep appliance
on the market. Heat-softening material easily conforms to dentition and
conveniently softens in a therm bath at 160°.

 


Note: It is recommended that the AM Aligner be adapted at the same time
the initial records are being captured to help the patient find their normal bite
position after wearing a sleep appliance.

 


Great Lakes appliances cannot be ordered by the general public and require a prescription. Please feel free to contact laboratory customer service for a referring provider in your area, or for additional assistance. Please be advised that Great Lakes Laboratory cannot guarantee appliance results when retention is compromised.


 

   
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