Orthotics & Sleep
We are an Occlusion, Implant, Cosmetic, and Sleep Specialty Laboratory
Through constant innovation and education, Klausz Dental Laboratories has grown into an Occlusion, Implant, Cosmetic, and Sleep Specialty Laboratory, and we have solidified our position as a leader in these fields through various certifications. We are the only dental laboratory that builds advanced occlusal concepts into every restoration, orthotic, and dental appliance we custom fabricate.
One of the fasted growing segments of study in dentistry today is in the treatment of T.M.J. Disorders, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders. Klausz Dental Laboratories is proud of our involvement in providing dentists with guidance and educational opportunities in this developing field. We can custom fabricate a wide variety of dental orthotics, from nighttime anterior deprogrammers to daytime orthotics, following the protocol set out by of many of the leading authorities in dentistry today.
To make it easier for you to communicate and prescribe the latest in orthotics and dental appliances, we have created a new Orthotics Reference Page, along with a new corresponding Orthotics Prescription Form.
We take great pride in not only meeting, but exceeding the expectations of our clients. We hope you will agree when you try our latest dental orthotics. If you have any questions about orthotics, please contact us.
Anterior Deprogrammers or “B” Splints
We are proud to be able to offer our clients the latest advances when it comes to splint therapy. Whatever your requirements, we have the splint for you!
The Anterior Deprogrammer or ”B” Splint was developed to prevent posterior tooth contact for those heavy bruxers and clenchers.
It is more than a standard bite splint, as it is designed to prevent posterior tooth contact. It protects the teeth by calming the temporalis muscles, and in many cases can reduce or eliminate muscle pain and inflammation associated with bruxing and clenching.
By capturing the hamular notches in the upper impression, we are able to mount the maxillary cast on an AccuLiner Articulator. This mounting will relate the upper model to the HIP Plane (Hamular Notches-Incisive Papilla), which correlates the upper arch to the horizontal plane at the base of the skull allowing for straight transitional movement. The base material of the appliance is constructed with a uniquely formulated polymer. Formed using Pressure Molded Technology, PMT, the base material adapts to the teeth with greater accuracy than through vacuforming alone. These types of splints can also be fabricated using thermoplastic materials.
Worn during the night, its unique combination of a tough impact resistant anterior occlusal table surface with its more pliable tooth and tissue side, offers your patients lasting durability and custom comfort.
Day Splints or Mandibular Positioning Appliances are indicated for patients with chronic disc displacements or skeletal and muscular asymmetry. Fabricated to the HIP Plane (Hamular Notches-Incisive Papilla), which correlates the upper arch to the horizontal plane at the base of the skull, these appliances function as a positioning device to correct vertical dimension, rotation, cant, and protrusive changes. Lingual anatomical ridges guide the patient into a new occlusal position and protect contra lateral joints in working movement. These appliances can be custom fabricated using Pressure Molded Technology, PMT or Thermoplastic Bases for greater comfort.
The Next Generation of Mandibular Advancement Devices
The device is custom made through CAD/CAM technology. The design is comprised of two retainers, created by laser sintering, that are made to be inserted on the maxillary and mandibular teeth.
The linkage system is composed of two triangles that are fixed on the lower retainer and of retention rods attached to the upper retainer which maintain the mandible’s advancement. The device takes into account each patient’s particularities and offers better adaptation, which diminishes discomfort and increases stability.
Non-invasive treatment, fully reversible
Excellent compliance by the patient
Comfortable, due to its small size
Adjustable, interchangeable rods to control the advancement
Easy insertion and removal – simple for the practitioner and for the patient
You can choose the amount of anterior coverage
Fabricated with type 12 organic biocompatible polyamide
Homogeneous material thus hydrophobic – will not discolour or retain odors
This innovative system brings together the forces of the horizontal occlusion plane. This limits muscular and tempromandibular joint (TMJ) pain. The Panthera device allows for lateral and vertical movement during sleep. Breathing through the mouth is also possible. The device also allows a 0.5mm gradual advancement by changing the length of rods in accordance with medical recommendations.
Klausz Dental Laboratories
Bite Registration Technique with the George Gauge™
We were the first dental lab in Ontario to achieve Gold Status
as a Panthera D-SAD Provider
Panthera Mandibular Advancement Devices come with an incredible 3 year warranty!
Always looking for ways to improve the quality of our work is just another way we are, “Working Harder and Smarter for your Practice!”
EMA Sleep Appliance
Elastic Mandibular Advancement Appliance
Dr. Donald E. Frantz invented the EMA appliance in 1993 to treat his own sleep apnea. The EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) is a custom-made removable intraoral appliance created for noninvasive treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The appliance is designed to both advance the lower jaw (mandible) and open the bite to allow for less restricted airflow during sleep.
EMA appliances help promote a deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring and relieving the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The EMA does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. The EMA has many options for patient advancement with 9 strap lengths and 4 different elastic tension options. Non-restricted side-to-side (lateral) or front-to-back (protrusive) movements of the jaw are possible while wearing the appliance due to varying elastic bands.
EMA advantages not found in many other oral appliances:
• Patients can talk and even drink water while wearing it
• It is completely free of metal and the EMA elastic straps are latex free
• Patients can easily change the EMA elastic straps themselves; no additional trips to the dentist needed
Helping your patients get a better night’s sleep is just another way we are, “Working Harder and Smarter for your Practice!”
A Simple, Strong, Comfortable, Adjustable, & Low Cost Sleep Apnea Device
Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but also for their partner and other family members. However, there is a dentist-prescribed solution for a more restful night’s sleep: QuietNite. This affordable device is flexible, thin and comfortable for your patients, and it exhibits clinical success in mitigating or even preventing the disruptive, unhealthy effects of snoring and sleep apnea.
QuietNite consists of two separate thermal forming trays, which fit over the upper and lower arches. These trays are comprised of a soft inner layer with a hard outer layer that is durable and BPA-free. The trays are connected by two lateral rotating connectors, which gently pull the lower jaw forward. The connectors are easily interchangeable with longer or shorter connectors. They also exhibit extraordinary strength when subjected to lateral forces such as bruxism, significantly reducing breakage/failures and improving reliability. Patients can adjust the connectors to meet their comfort level at home.
QuietNite devices do not interfere with breathing through the mouth. Small movements of the jaw (TMJ) are possible while wearing a QuietNite device. This movement potentially helps minimize stiffness in the jaw joints in the morning.
Research has shown that custom fabricated dental devices worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position increase the three dimensional space in the airway tube, which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. By increasing the volumetric capacity of the airway and preventing soft tissue vibrations, snoring can be reduced or even eliminated. QuietNite devices are a simple, cost effective way to help treat your patients.
Low Cost, Simple to Use Sleep Apnea Device
The myTap is a simple, patient friendly treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. The appliance advances and stabilizes the mandible in an easily controlled, protrusive position so that the soft tissues of the throat and tongue do not collapse into the airway, causing snoring and sleep apnea.
The myTap Concept
The trays of the myTap look like teeth whitening trays and are made from a unique plastic, that when heated become soft and can be molded to fit over the upper and lower teeth. They couple together to hold the mandible in a forward position so that the jaw does not fall back during the night. The more the jaw is advanced, the more the airway can open.
How It Works
The myTap adjustment mechanism is attached to the lower tray and is threaded through the adjustment post of the upper tray. An adjustment dial is screwed onto the end of the threaded adjustment mechanism allowing the doctor or patient to incrementally adjust the advancement of the mandible.)
The Advantages Are Clear
- Low cost
- Easy to fit
- Small and sleek
- Quick turnaround time
- Easy to titrate (protrusion/retrusion
- No special bite registration is required
- Adjustable while in the patient’s mouth
- Can be easily remolded to accommodate other treatments
Bite Repositioning Appliances
The Perfect Accompaniment to Any Mandibular Advancement Device
After wearing a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) over a period of time, there is an inevitable undesirable bite change with the potential of a posterior open bite developing, as the mandible slowly migrates forward. To mitigate this problem, it is advisable to wear a Bite Repositioning Appliance immediately after removing the MAD. The patient should bite on this until he feels a normal, solid contact on the back teeth. The length of time needed for this varies from patient to patient. This could be done while showering or commuting.
These Bite Repositioning Appliances are made from a thin thermoform material that fits over the lower teeth, similar to a sports mouth guard. The posterior occlusion of the maxillary opposing dentition is imprinted into the appliance and gently guides and holds the mandible in place as the muscles reposition the mandible into the normal occlusion.
Always looking for ways to improve the quality of our work is just another way
we are, “Working Harder and Smarter for your Practice!”
40 Kodiak Crescent, Units 11-12
Toronto, ON, M3J 3G5
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Monday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm