3-D solution for analysis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
When integrated with Sirona’s Galileos Comfort Plus and Orthophos SL3D-Ai imaging units, SICAT Air software is designed to be a communication tool between clinician, patient, and specialist. The software provides a 3-D analysis of the patient’s upper airway with easy and automated segmentation, while allowing the clinician to directly visualize and identify constrictions of the upper airway. In addition, the software visualizes and compares improvements in upper airway advancement along with the actual condyle position within the Galileos Comfort Plus to allow a more predictable appliance-based treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
The endoscopy feature of SICAT Air displays immediate visualization of obstruction sites and acts as a patient communication aid. SICAT Air includes a wide variety of display options that provide a comprehensive learning experience for the patient, helping patient understanding of obstructive sleep apnea and treatment options.
SICAT Air and OptiSleep
For the first time, the patient’s mandibular joints can be taken into consideration while planning appliance-based therapy using Sirona 3-D technologies. Therefore, the risk for craniomandibular dysfunctions can be greatly minimized. By positioning and thoroughly evaluating the jaw in a protruded position, clinicians can plan appliance-based treatment with OptiSleep. The appliance is fabricated in a completely digital workflow, eliminating the need for conventional impressions and stone models.
OptiSleep is a comfortable, non cumbersome oral appliance resulting in high patient compliance. By keeping the lower jaw in a forward position, OptiSleep prevents the airway from collapsing, optimizing sleep patterns and providing a more restful sleep. The two-piece appliance has a thin, durable, and stable design, ensuring a comfortable fit while enabling the patient to open the mouth normally to drink and speak and to move the mandible laterally as well as in a protrusive manner to provide additional patient comfort.