1. HOW DO I KNOW IT WILL WORK?
Mandibular advancement devices are unequivocally proven to control snoring and sleep apnoea. The issue has been that bulky plastic devices are difficult for patients to tolerate because the mouth is the most sensitive part of the body. The Somnowell is the most comfortable appliance available as it is so small and 100% tailor-made for the individual.
2. 99% PATIENT SATISFACTION IS AMAZING, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE 1%?
The main reason is that the patient gives up letting us adjust the appliance to get it just right for them. It can be that it needs to be adjusted in the beginning so we get it perfect for you. If the patient is not patient enough or has to travel a long distance, or they lose faith, then they can give up.
3. WHAT IF I HAVE CROWNS, BRIDGES, OR IMPLANTS?
All restorative work should be complete and sound before the records are taken for the Somnowell. In general we construct the Somnowell over the prosthetic teeth as by its very nature the Somnowell may actually protect the restorations from night-time teeth grinding and clenching.
4. WHAT IF I HAVE MISSING TEETH / VERY FEW TEETH / NO TEETH?
Yes, we are able to make a Somnowell for you even though you have missing teeth. In fact we make a lot of Somnowell appliances for people with missing teeth. The Somnowell is based on partial denture principles and manages people with missing teeth very well. Provided you have teeth or implants that could support a denture then it is likely that a Somnowell could be constructed for you. The framework will gain enough retention from the other teeth.
5. IS IT ADJUSTABLE?
Yes the Somnowell is fully adjustable after it has been constructed. The lower jaw can be moved further forwards if required. There are two protrusion nuts which enable the amount of protrusion to be changed. This is not often necessary as the Somnowell Practitioner is trained to take a recording of what will hopefully be an ideal amount of protrusion for you.
6. WHAT GUARANTEE DO YOU HAVE?
The Somnowell appliances come with a 5 year guarantee against manufacturing defects. This is the longest guarantee of any appliance. If it appears to be a failure in manufacture then we replace without charge.
7. WHAT IF IT DOESN’T WORK?
The Somnowell works extremely well and we are committed to helping you achieve your desired outcome. In even the most challenging cases, with a little patience and extra work we are almost always able to meet the objectives.
8. CAN I PAY IN INSTALLMENTS?
We offer interest free payment plans over 6 months to 2 years or more.
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