Optimal Air is a Bite Registration System designed specifically for dental sleep medicine. Developed over a 26 year career as a dental assistant and lab tech, every element of Optimal Air is designed to make the system easier to use, provide an accurate measurement and reduce possibilities for error.
The Vertical Gauge
Optimal Air comes with a 7 level vertical gauge, in 1mm increments. This allows accurate vertical measurement prior to the fabrication of the appliance.
Optimal Air keys are one-sided, with the measurements written on each side and with a large key shape on the other side. This makes the keys easy to hold, and easy to see what size is in the patient’s mouth, no matter where you are.
Optimal Air is proudly made the USA, 3D printed in house to an accuracy of under 50 microns of the indicated size. The bite notches on the horizontal keys are deep and oval shaped, making for a more secure fit on the tooth compared to systems with shallower or more rounded notches. Less wobble and play in the notch makes for a more accurate and reproducible bite registration.
Simple and Fast
The Optimal Air process is designed top to bottom to be easy to understand and fast to administer. First the clinician uses the vertical gauge to determine optimal vertical displacement, then tests each of the 4 horizontal keys for the corresponding vertical size. The keys are tested in order from left to right, with no flipping, no calculations and only one set of numbers visible on all sides. This makes it easy for the clinician to record the correct measurements every time, spending as little as 2 minutes taking the bite.
Built for Scanning
Optimal Air is an ideal system for 3D scanning. The selected horizontal key is compact and does not interfere or block any of the teeth. The keys are printed out of a high grade nylon with a non-reflective surface, so the light from the scanner or ambient light from the room does not cause errors due to reflections.
Integrated Safety System
Optimal air also features a safety system: a small hole in each key, allowing dental floss or the enclosed stainless steel rod to be threaded through, preventing keys from falling on the ground or worse, into the patient's mouth.