Sleep dentistry

More than 750,000 Australians suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) – a serious and lifelong medical condition that affects you while sleeping.

Luckily sleep-related issues like OSA can be diagnosed by your dental professional.

St Lucia Dental has a special interest in cutting-edge treatments of OSA, including:


SomnoSnore is a three-step anti-snoring system designed to treat primary snoring.

Similar in appearance to a mouthguard, the system contains one upper dental splint, one initial advancement splint and one forward advancement splint.

The splints work in unison to gently move your lower jaw forward to tighten the muscles in your airway – and reduce or eliminate snoring.

SomnoSnore MAS

The SomnoMed MAS is a device designed to treat snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

It works by gently moving the lower jaw forward slightly, to enlargen the airway – enabling breathing to occur more easily.

The device is worn in the mouth at night (when sleeping) and consists of upper and lower plates that are custom-made to fit over your teeth.

OSA occurs when the airway becomes blocked and breathing stops. The brain then detects the lack of oxygen and prompts a momentary arousal to draw breathe.

Breathing may stop dozens even hundreds of times a night, with each stoppage lasting from 10 seconds to over a minute.

To discuss sleep dentistry treatment, call us today on 3870 8811.