Slow Wave, Inc., manufactures the newly FDA cleared (K191320) and multi-patented Slow Wave DS8, a next generation oral appliance for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. The Slow Wave DS8 unique design features a focus on incorporating a vertical opening of around 6mm - 8mm that allows the mandible move forward in a natural position rather than pulling the jaw forward. The result is both patient comfort and high efficacy. There is no need for a morning repositioner for patients using the Slow Wave DS8. This is also the first FDA cleared oral appliance to be 3D printed on a FormLabs printer from a digital scan using Dental LT Clear V2 and BioMed Clear materials, that provices accuracy to within 1/100th of a mm. This provides custom patient fit without the need for appliance adjustment. The Slow Wave DS8 has even been granted a unique HCPCS Level II medical billing code K1027 by Medicare/Medicaid due to it's unique design features, effectice October 1, 2021.
The Slow Wave market approach is to enable dentists to leverage what they already do; identify patients, perform scans and patient follow-up. Slow Wave eliminates the need for dentists to take on tasks that they don't want, like referrals with sleep specialists, neurologists or other medical professionals to get a medical diagnosis or to perform medical billing servies for an oral appliance. The Slow Wave network handles the sleep study, diagnosis and medical billing.
Because the Slow Wave DS8 is custom printed on a Form Labs printer, it can happen at the Slow Wave lab or right in the dentist office. It is possible for a patient to be scanned in the morning and take home a custom-fitted appliance that solves their sleep apnea or snoring issues later that day! Slow Wave handles all of the product design and can print directly to the printer in your office. We can even help you get set up with the printer and supplies and help get your team trained.