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Important Patient Information

Aer Dorsal Welcome Information
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Congratulations on the purchase of your new Aer Dorsal. Your dentist has determined that this is the most appropriate therapy for you. The sleep physician has recommended this as one of the options after you have had a sleep test assessment.

The Aer Dorsal is a 3D laser-sintered appliance that has been custom-designed and made for your mouth. The device is both durable and strong.

The Aer Dorsal will position your lower jaw forward to make more room in your mouth for your tongue at night. This action and position for the tongue is supported by the Snore Attack Shield, which you should have received in the package sent to your dentist.

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Upper and lower custom tray

(includes 1 pair of fins)

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Snore Attack Shield

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Fin selector

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Your new Aer Dorsal pack contains:

Cleaning bath

Aer Clean powder

(sample pack)

Morning positioner

Spare pair of lock pins

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Glossary 

OSA: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

MAS: Mandibular Advancement Splint

Bite: The way your teeth meet when your jaws are in a position normal to you.

 

FAQ

Is this device comfortable and easy to use?

Yes, the Aer Dorsal is designed to be sleek and slim, so it is not bulky in your mouth. Follow your dental professional's instructions on the daily use of the device.

I've been fitted with my Aer Dorsal. Do I need any follow-up appointments?​

Return to your dental professional yearly, or as often as necessary if sooner, for revaluation. DO NOT use this device if you have not seen a dentist in over 12 months.

Can I use other cleaning products that I prefer instead of the Aer Clean product?

We recommend Aer Clean because it is simple Sodium Percarbonate. Other products have this compound in them, and it is up to you to determine that there is enough of this compound present to clean the appliance effectively. Aer Healthcare has spent many hours researching and testing the best compound to safely and effectively clean the Aer Dorsal. Aer Healthcare has simple instructions to follow to keep your appliance clean. If you choose to use another cleaner, or you do not clean this device every day as recommended, Aer Healthcare can not support any warranty claim for unclean and damaged devices due to an improper cleaning process. Click here if you want to buy Aer Clean powder.

Will this device damage my teeth and bite?

Your dental professional will assess the apparent health of your teeth and you will be instructed on the correct use of this device. Any damage to teeth will not be due to the use of this product. The material can not damage the teeth; so as long as the teeth are sound nothing should happen. You may feel a sense of change in the way you bite in the morning. This will be a temporary change and should resolve on its own. If this change lasts longer than 1 hour, your dental professional will encourage you to use the included morning positioner.

I have some missing teeth. Will this affect the Aer Dorsal?

You must have at least 8 natural teeth, in a good and healthy state in the lower arch. This device can be used in patients with lower teeth and no upper teeth. Implant fixtures in the lower arch can be used to secure the device in the absence of a sufficient number of teeth.

I am about to have some dental work done. Will this affect the fit of my Aer Dorsal?

Seek advice from your dental professional. If the dental work is substantial, the top or bottom tray may need to be remade, and a fee for this will apply. This kind of non-fitting event is not covered by warranty.

My jaw feels sore. What should I do?

In the event of muscle or jaw pain, discontinue the use of the device immediately and contact your dental professional.

There is blood in my device when I take it out of my mouth in the morning, What should I do?

Blood in your Aer Dorsal may be an indication that your teeth and gums need a professional cleaning. Please talk to your dentist about strategies on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Do not allow the blood to dry on the device, rinse it well and soak the device in Aer Clean solution as directed.

My Aer Dorsal is damaged. What should I do?

Discontinue use immediately and consult your dental professional

I have lost all of my lock pins, can I keep using the device without them?

Do not use the device without the lock pins in place at any time for any reason. New lock pins can be purchased from our online store. Click here to buy lock pins

When I use the Snore Attack Shield, I can not breathe out of my mouth. What should I do?

You may experience obstruction of oral breathing with any oral appliance in the mouth. The Snore Attack Shield, combined with the Aer Dorsal, ''retrains'' your breathing so that you breathe exclusively through your nose. Ensure that you can breathe through your nose BEFORE using this device.

My nose feels ''too small'' when I use the Snore Attack Shield and I feel like I can not breathe well even though my nose is clear. What should I do?

Sometimes your nose can collapse at the front when you breathe through at night. Nasal cones or strips can help with this issue. Click here if you want to buy nasal cones.

WARNINGS

Read all the instructions before using your Aer Dorsal.

  • The Aer Dorsal is intended to reduce or alleviate nighttime snoring and OSA. If symptoms, breathing difficulties, or other respiratory disorders exist or persist, with or without the device, contact your dental professional immediately.

  • The Aer Dorsal should only be used as directed. Do NOT misuse the product, only wear this device while sleeping.

  • The Aer Dorsal should only be provided by a dentist and only be fitted by a dental professional who is working with that dentist and has the scope to fit such an appliance under the supervision and guidance of the dentist.

  • Do not store or transport your Aer Dorsal outside the temperature range between      -20 degrees and 50 degrees Celsius.

  • Discontinue use if experiencing discomfort and consult your dental professional.

  • Do NOT use the Aer Dorsal if you cannot remove the device yourself.

  • Do NOT use the Aer Dorsal if the device becomes damaged or ill-fitting, and consult your dental professional.

  • Do NOT use the Aer Dorsal if you are experiencing vomiting or feeling nauseous.

  • Do NOT store your Aer Dorsal in direct sunlight

  • The operating temperature range of the Aer Dorsal is 5 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius.

  • If you think that you may be having an allergic reaction to the device, stop using it immediately and consult your dental professional who may direct you to consult a medical doctor.

Possible Side Effects

 

There are possible side effects associated with the use of the Aer Dorsal. These side effects are not common. If you experience any of the following, consult your dental professional immediately.

  • Slight tooth or gingival discomfort due to pressure of the appliance, and soreness in the temporomandibular joint.

  • Excessive salivation (this will improve as you become accustomed to wearing the Aer Dorsal).

  • Slight jaw soreness or tightness, initially, and with adjustment.

  • Temporary bite change.

  • An issue with obstruction to oral breathing

  • Unconsciously taking the Aer Dorsal out of your mouth at night

  • Pain in the jaw joint

  • Permanent bite change.

Contraindications

 

This device is contraindicated for patients who:

  • Have central sleep apnoea.

  • Have severe respiratory disorders.

  • Have loose teeth or advanced periodontal disease.

  • Are under 18 years of age.

 

Dentists should consider the medical history of the patient, including but not limited to a history of asthma, breathing or respiratory disorders, or any other relevant health problems, and refer the patient to the appropriate medical healthcare provider before recommending this device.

This device is only to be prescribed by a medical sleep professional.

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