VACUUM ACTIVATOR
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

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CAN I USE THE ACTIVATOR WHILE SLEEPING?

The Vacuum Activator should NOT be used while sleeping. It includes small parts that could represent a choking hazard.

CAN CHILDREN USE THE VACUUM ACTIVATOR?

Yes, always supervised by an adult. Never leave a child unattended with (or close to) a Vacuum Activator. It contains small parts that are a choking hazard.

CAN ADULTS USE THE VACUUM ACTIVATOR?

Yes

WHAT IS THE VACUUM ACTIVATOR USED FOR?

• Interferences of the orofacial system’s rest position.
• Habitual mouth breathing.
• Oral habits (e.g. open mouth posture, lip biting, sucking).
• Primary snoring without structural problems.
• Sports improvement – increase respiratory efficiency

ARE THERE DIFFERENT SIZES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN?

No, the Vacuum Activator comes in only one size, but the intraoral piece can be cut to the desired size.

CAN I USE THE VACUUM ACTIVATOR TO TREAT SNORING, MOUTH BREATHING, SLEEP APNEA OR ANY OTHER ILLNESS?

The Vacuum Activator is a device created to promote nasal breathing and correct resting oral posture. It is not intended to treat sleep apnea or any other illness. Using the Vacuum Activator allows the user to maintain negative pressure with a feedback system that works as a visual aid to know if the tongue is placed in the correct position for nasal breathing.

ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS TO THE VACUUM ACTIVATOR?

Yes. Neurologic, pediatric and psychiatric disorders and any other situations where proper application is not possible.

HOW DO I CLEAN THE VACUUM ACTIVATOR?

• Bacteria can build up on the Vacuum Activator, therefore you should clean both your teeth and the Vacuum Activator thoroughly before and after each use.
• Clean your Vacuum Activator using a soap and a soft-bristled brush.
• It is important that your Vacuum Activator is properly stored away in its case when you are not wearing it. When left in the open air, it is exposed to more buildup of bacteria, and it can brake (individual parts like funnel are fragile).
• Store in a dry, cool and dust-free place.

CAN I SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH DR. SANDRA KAHN ABOUT THE USE OF THE VACUUM ACTIVATOR?

Yes, you can schedule an online consultation (or in person for the Bay Area) by clicking this link: https://forwardontics.square.site

IS THERE A DISCOUNT PRICE FOR DOCTORS?

There is a special price for a “BUNDLE” purchase of 5 activators.
If you need to purchase more than that, please write to us: info@forwardontics.com

IS THERE A COURSE ON THE USE OF THE VACUUM ACTIVATOR FOR MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS?

We have several scientific articles, books and courses coming up. Please stay tuned and subscribe to our social media for more information soon!