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Snoring and Sleep Aponea 

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What is snoring?

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Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the throat and behind the tongue. Studies indicate that at least 30% of adults snore. Snoring can be a major factor in sleep disturbance and the resulting stress, leading to lack of energy, poor concentration, mood swings, and irritability. In the long term, snoring can also lead to high blood pressure and heart problems.

Somnowell for Snoring

The good news is that the overwhelming majority of people suffering from problematic snoring can be effectively treated using a Somnowell. The appliance is such an effective treatment for snoring because it tackles the problem at its root cause. The Somnowell is designed to gently hold the lower jaw and tongue in the ‘recovery position’ while you sleep, keeping the airway open

Sleep Apnoea

What is Sleep Apnoea?

Sleep Apnoea

With Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) an increase in weight or a reduction in muscle tone can trigger the change from a partially blocked airway (snoring) to a completely blocked airway. It is common for the sufferer to be completely unaware of the disorder, and remain undiagnosed for several years. OSA has been linked to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Somnowell for Sleep Apnoea

The Somnowell sleeping aid is a very effective long-term treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. The Somnowell ensures an open airway is maintained throughout sleep, and is perfectly designed to meet the unique requirements of each user. A high level of precision goes into the design of the Somnowell, making it an extremely comfortable and effective treatment for sleep apnoea.

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Bulky plastic device resticts tongue space.        Somnowell Appliance gives tongue more space.

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Retainer facts

  • Teeth move throughout life, in response to many different forces
  • Biting forces are a contributing factor, as are movements in the face and mouth
  • As soon as you stop wearing a retainer your teeth will move

What is a Retainer?

After lengthy and costly orthodontic treatment, or restorative work, teeth retainers are provided to hold the newly adjusted teeth in position. Retainers are worn at night on a regular basis for as long as the wearer wishes to keep the teeth in position.

Somnowell Retainer

Until now there has been no satisfactory long term solution for retaining teeth after braces. The use of chrome cobalt allows the Somnowell retainers to be very thin and yet extremely strong. They do not suffer from wear or tear within the oral environment and are resistant to bacteria, enabling you to retain your beautiful smile for decades.



Snoring and Sleep Apnoea treatment at Brundholme


Thank you for looking into snoring and sleep apnoea treatment at Brundholme Dental Practice. This information is designed to give you an idea of the range of appliances we offer along with the costs of each appliance, and the appointments required.


Initially, we would arrange for a free chat appointment to briefly discuss options, then a 30-minute consultation appointment to take records if you wish to proceed. We assess each patient individually and may advise a referral to a sleep clinic if you have not previously been referred.


We offer a range of appliances designed to hold your lower jaw positioned forwards during the night to ensure your airway is kept in an open position. These are called Mandibular Advancement Devices and are made in an external laboratory designed specifically to fit your teeth.


At your initial appointment, we will complete a detailed examination, discuss the various options with you, including the option of a referral to a sleep clinic, and if possible, proceed to take the impressions needed to have your device made at a laboratory. Your teeth need to be in good health in order to have the device made. At this stage we can arrange an appointment to fit your mandibular advancement device. The time of this appointment depends on what type of appliance you will be having, and how long it takes the laboratory to get your device back to us.




New patient consultation, including any necessary impressions, referrals and photographs – cost deducted off final appliance fee.


Negus appliance – a one piece plastic appliance


Sleepwell appliance – a two piece plastic appliance.


SomnoDent COAT appliance – a two piece plastic appliance


Somnowell appliance – a two piece chrome cobalt appliance



Please feel free to browse the information leaflets we have on these products, and research online. We also have examples of the different devices available.