Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

The Somnowell Chrome is the world's first 4th generation oral device for snoring and sleep apnea. Designed by Visiting Professor Simon Ash, a Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience. Tailor-made from super alloy chrome cobalt, the Somnowell Chrome is a lifetime solution and the most slim-line, comfortable, and hygienic device available.

What true comfort looks like

ENT Surgeon Mr Michael Dilkes says

"What I've found in my patients, and I treat a large number of snoring patients every year, is that there is a pretty much 100% efficacy with Somnowell Chrome once the patient tolerates it and has any other treatments required. Once it's fitted it seems to work pretty much all the time."

As seen on BBC1 Goodnight Britain

In the show Chris tried a plastic oral device but found it too uncomfortable to wear and it kept coming in and out. In his words it was "absolutely horrible", "feels like a tennis ball in the mouth", "feel like going to suffocate".

Chris then gets a Somnowell and reports "as easy at that (when puts in). Its not uncomfortable, fits perfectly, its been designed for my particular mouth, and I'd wholly recommend them to everyone. It makes a big difference on our whole lives basically, actually waking up feeling really good, Charlie feeling pretty good as well, and actually smiling".

image of semi adjustable articulator

The creation of each Somnowell incorporates the highest levels of expertise, exacting standards, and super alloy material.

Here are just some of the technologies used in the creation of each Somnowell appliance:

  • The Facebow is a specialist tool used to record the relationship of the upper teeth and jaw to the rest of the head and jaw joints. By taking a facebow record it is possible to communicate the unique anatomical and functional features of each user to the laboratory.
  • The Semi-Adjustable Articulator is used to mount stone cast models of the user's teeth and jaw functional anatomy, in order to create an appliance in total harmony with their individual needs.
  • The Surveyor is an instrument used to facilitate the design and placement of the small clasps that gently hold the Somnowell in place. The surveyor helps to identify the most comfortable and effective retentive path of insertion for the Somnowell, while ensuring that the device will hold its position.

This technology, along with the expert knowledge of Visiting Professor Ash and our technicians, moves the Somnowell far beyond conventional oral devices, offering a comfortable and effective non-surgical alternative to treating problematic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Visiting Professor Ash's Comparison Table

 

CPAP

Surgery

Over-the-Counter Plastic Oral Devices

Mid-Range Plastic Oral Devices

Somnowell Chrome

Effective

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Supervision

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Adjustable

n/a

n/a

Sometimes

Sometimes

Yes

Comfortable

 

 

 

 

 

Comfortable to use

Many people cannot tolerate

Can be very painful

Often not comfortable

Often not comfortable

Very comfortable

Hardly noticeable

No

Yes

Bulky devices are noticeable

Bulky devices are noticeable

Yes

Can talk and drink

n/a

n/a

Sometimes

Sometimes

Yes

Durable

 

 

 

 

 

Lifespan

n/a

n/a - but often the effects wear off

6 months

12-18 months

5-10+ years

Regular Replacement

No - but parts need regular replacement

No

Yes

Yes

No

Quickly degrades 

n/a

n/a

Yes

Yes

No

Hygienic

 

 

 

 

 

Becomes unsightly and smelly

No - but requires intensive cleaning

NA

Yes

Yes

No

Easy to clean

n/a

n/a

No - becomes unsightly and smelly over time

No - becomes unsightly and smelly over time

Yes

Price

$$$$

$$$$

 

$

$$

$$$

The Somnowell mandibular advancement appliance is also recommended by:

  • Sleep Centres
  • ENT Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Respiratory Physicians
  • Orthodontists, Dentists
  • General Medical Practitioners

Contraindications

The device is contraindicated for patients who:

have central sleep apnea
have severe respiratory disorders
have loose teeth or advanced periodontal disease
are under 18 years of age
please visit the Contraindications page for more details

Warnings

Use of the device may cause:

tooth movement, change in dental occlusion or in jaw relations
gingival or dental soreness
pain or soreness to the temporomandibular joint
obstruction of oral breathing
excessive salivation