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How to fit the AMP

The AMP Alpine and AMP Alpine PRO are user fitted oral appliances.                                                                 Using these mouthpieces saves on the time and costs of dental visits.

The AMP Olympic required an AMP certified dentist while the user may elect to use a dentist for the AMP Alpine PRO.

 

The AMP Alpine fitting Instructions  AMP b&B

 

User Self fitting Instructions for the Boil and Bite AMP Alpine   

Please read completely the instructions before molding the AMP.  Practice the process in front of a mirror first before heating the AMP in water.  

 

1. Boil some water and then pour it into a cup - let it cool for one minute  (if the water is too hot, the mouthpiece will become rough and may be un-wearable. Do not use a microwave to boil the water as this may over heat the water.  

  

2. Completely immerse the AMP for two (2) minutes in the cup of hot water by using a spoon or fork.   Keep the white handle seated into the opening of the AMP immerseit for longer if you need it to be softer and easier to bite into. More time may be required if the AMP is molded at altitude since the boiling point temperature will be less. It should be soft enough to take an impression of your teeth and change shape as you move your jaw forward.  

  

3. Remove and shake off excess water, then check that it is not too hot.  

  

4. The plastic will be quite soft. Check that none of the sides have flopped down. Straighten the edges to their original position before placing the AMP into your mouth. (since they will catch on your teeth when you bite into the mouthpiece).  

  

5. Make sure that the AMP is the right way up with the “V” notch at the top.  

  

6. Put it on your lower teeth first then gently close your mouth. Use a mirror to see what you are doing.  

  

7.Bite hard and alwaysmove your lower jaw forward. To begin with, try with your lower front teeth slightly in front of your upper front teeth, just slightly beyond the edge to edge position.  

Bite hard for ten seconds and then bite firmly for another 20 seconds all while continuing with the steps below. Note: if you bite through the mouthpiece, this is generally not a problem. However, if your upper and lower back teeth are touching, then you should not use the mouthpiece.  

  

 Note: Look for the “LIFT UP effect”, where when you push your lower jaw forward, you see the white handle insert LIFT UP  like a drawbridge.   

It should start at the horizontal and rise up more and more as you push your jaw further forward. Most people will need to see at least some lift in the white handle “drawbridge” for the mouthpiece to have any effect. How much? It varies from person to person, but you will soon find what is comfortable for you. Suck in to help keep the white plastic insert in place as well as to remove excess saliva and help get a good fit.      

  

8. Use your fingers to compress the soft material of the mouthpiece against your teeth. This will help it take the shape of your teeth.  

Tongue: push hard with your tongue against the mouthpiece, particularly against the back of your lower front teeth. Blow out through your mouth if it is too hot.  

  

9. Continue biting and compression then remove after 30 seconds and put in cold water, until it has cooled. Try the mouthpiece back in your mouth.  

  

Note: Properly following these steps usually provides a secure fit which prevents dislodgement during sleep. Sometimes repeating the process will improve the fit. You must reinsert the white plastic insert while remolding the mouthpiece.                                                     

 
How to fit the AMP Alpine PRO

Pro fit


The more comfortable and secure Alpine PRO is a custom fit laboratory fabricated device. The user can easily make their dental impressions from materials provided in the easy to use kit. The impressions are sent to the AMP dental lab for fabrication and returned to the user. A dentist can also make the impression for the user. Detailed directions are included in each package. Get the AMP Alpine PRO.


How to fit the AMP Olympic

Olympic fit

The AMP Olympic is available only from certified AMP dental providers.
Contact us @ drmikewilliams@gmail.com or info@altitudemouthpiece

 

 

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