Sleep Apnea Appliance Case Step-by-Step Appointment Guide

This article includes a step-by-step appointment guide for scanning for sleep apnea appliances. 

Sleep Apnea Appliance Case Workflow 

The following workflow is applicable for patients receiving a sleep apnea appliance.

Sleep Apnea Appliance workflow details

√ Choose the "Sleep & Accessories" option when you go to set up your case.

  • Within "Sleep & Accessories" select "Sleep Apnea".
  • Choose your specific Sleep Apnea Device from the options on the screen

√ You will then be prompted to select the arch or arches for which the retainer(s) will be made.

√ Follow the scanning sequence: Lower Arch > Upper Arch > Protrusive Bite > Review Scans > Submit order

Tips for Protrusive Bite Scan:

    • Use a protrusive bite registration prop to set the therapeutic bite.
    • Leave 3-5 mm between the patient's arches.
    • Keep the bite stable between the scans.
    • If you don't have a bite gauge, use a firm red wax or piece of plastic that will keep the bite steady.

√ Review your scans in the "Review Scans" menu.

√ Place your order.


Additional best practices:

  1. Please scan both full arches to completion.
  2. Turn off any overhead dental lighting and loupes lights while scanning.
  3. Retraction of cheeks, lips, and tongue is essential.
  4. Always turn on your scanner over the occlusal surface of a molar/premolar when beginning a scan.

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