Patients Instructions

Instructions for patients:

  1. The Sleepwell Dental Lab Mandibular Advancement Devices are designed to help you breath better and reduce Snoring and Sleep Apnea Events when you sleep.
  2. Your doctor will review care and usage instructions with you.
  3. The initial few days, you may wear the device during waking hours to let your mouth and teeth get used to wearing something new in the mouth.
  4. You may notice increased salivation initially; this will gradually reduce. Swallow excess saliva and try not to keep spitting it out.
  5. Train yourself to keep mouth closed and breath through the mouth.
  6. When you are comfortable, you can start wearing it through the night.

Removing the appliance:

  1. While removing the oral device, try not to engage the mechanism to remove the trays
  2. Your dentist will demonstrate the correct way of placing and removing the devices
  3. As soon as the appliance is removed wash it in cold water and let your bite settle.
  4. After 10-15 mnts place the Morning Aligners, which will help guide the teeth back into proper bite.

In the morning:

  1. In the morning once the trays are removed, your jaw muscles will feel a bit dierent and sore.
  2. This may be caused by temporary changes in the jaw muscles and joints during the night.
  3. Let the muscles settle down. and follow the exercises recommended by your doctor
  4. Open and close your mouth 5 times, Move lower jaw left to right 5 times, Put you chin forward and backwards all the way, 5 times
  5. Bite down tightly until all teeth touch and hold for 30 seconds, open , and repeat above for 5 times.
  6. After 10-15 minutes, Please wear the morning aligner as prescribed by your dentist.

Care of oral appliance ( This is for comfort t trays):

  1. Keep away from heat and direct sunlight
  2. After usage, wash it well under regular or cold water, do not use hot water to clean the appliances, you may use a soft toothbrush lightly with soap to clean it
  3. Shake o water or dry with a towel. allow to dry completely and keep in an open dry box without water
  4. Wash well again before using.
  5. To reduce deposits accumulating on the tray, patient has to clean and brush his teeth and tongue before inserting the appliance
  6. Do not use abrasive tooth paste, mouth wash (has alcohol, may cause discoloration) or hot water to clean the appliances. Do not blow dry. Do not use disinfectants with alcohol
  7. Once a month or if you notice any bad smell from the appliance- soak the trays in a non perfumed concentrated soap solution for an hour.

Post-operative Instructions for Frenectomy

Pain Management:

Take prescribed pain medications as directed.

Pain Management:

Some bleeding is normal for the first 24 hours. Bite down gently but firmly on gauze pads placed over the surgical site. Change them every 30-45 minutes, or as needed. If bleeding persists, bite down on a moistened tea bag for 20-30 minutes. The tannic acid in tea can help constrict blood vessels.

Stretching exercises

After 24hours or after bleeding has stopped, continue with stretching & tongue exercises as prescribed

Oral Hygiene:

Keep the mouth clean to prevent infection. Gently rinse with a warm saltwater solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water) several times a day, especially after meals. Brush your teeth carefully, avoiding the surgical site.


Stick to a soft diet for the first few days. Avoid hot, spicy, or hard foods that might irritate the surgical site. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid using straws as the sucking motion can disrupt the healing process.

Smoking and Alcohol:

Avoid smoking and alcohol for at least 48 hours after surgery, as these can interfere with healing and increase the risk of complications.


Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon or dentist to ensure proper healing.

Signs of Complications:

Contact your healthcare provider if you experience severe pain, excessive bleeding, swelling that worsens after 48 hours, fever, or any signs of infection (such as pus or foul-smelling discharge).
Always adhere to the specific guidance given by your surgeon or dentist, as they might have tailored recommendations based on your particular case.