Respire Blue+

Redesigned Wings for Reduced Volume*
Respire Blue+ is a custom mouthpiece that features a dual block design with interlocking wings. Its recent redesign achieves 12.5% smaller device size* to increase overall comfort for the patient.
Respire Blue+ is a trademark of Respire Medical. *From in-house test results of lower arch volume, comparing to its previous design

New Wing Design with 12.5%
Volume Reduction

Expert’s Review

Nicole Chenet, DDS, D-ABDSM

The reduction of the acrylic bulk in Respire’s new Blue+’s design just makes everything better about the device. In particular, in the lingual and the distal buccal areas the patients do not feel like it’s pressing against their cheeks and this makes it easier for their mouth to close. It also helps to promote more tongue space and the patient doesn’t feel overwhelmed in the confines of their mouth.

I love the 80 degree wings. Number one, its improved angulation aids in the patient opening their mouth easily. Number two, it aids in the mouth staying closed overnight. The reduced size of the dorsal fin wing has greatly improved and I feel it has led to having more strength and durability when the patients advance the device. With metal bars removed from the sides, patients can put the device in their mouth far more comfortably than they were before. The lower profile on the sides prevents the patient’s muscles and tongue from fighting against it, helping them to relax and allows them to have improved lip seal throughout the night.

Respire Blue+’s enhanced design has really broadened the range of applications in patients! Since the new design, Respire Blue+ is a more durable and a far more comfortable device, I would have no hesitation in any application other than a heavy lateral bruxer. Patients with a very small mouth are far more comfortable in the Respire Blue+ as compared to the previous design. Lastly, another improved clinical application, patients who are missing multiple posterior and or anterior teeth where you would be concerned about a herbst arm possibly pulling off the lower device, the new Respire Blue+ is an excellent option for these patients. It assures that the device has good retention in the edentulous areas and doesn’t overwhelm the patient.

Overall, I recommend the Respire Blue+. Not only have I been impressed with the improvements in design but also the positive feedback from patients and far less adjustment appointments due to the patient comfort and better compliance.

Kathi Wilson, DDS, D-ABDSM

With its recently enhanced design, the Respire Blue+ gives me one more tool in the toolbox. The smaller profile means its appropriate for a larger patient population. It is well-tolerated and sturdy enough for big-time clenchers.

The enhanced design provides a smaller overall size, meaning less bulk in the patient’s mouth. Wings are shortened giving less bulk in the patient’s mouth. Additionally, the angle of wings got straighter to help keep the jaw forward when they relax open a little, which is important for the treatment because it protects the airway. With having the anterior metal bars removed, they no longer annoy lips and having them move towards the side/back is more comfortable in patient’s mouth. Narrower block on the upper reduces the bulk to increase comfort, meaning increased compliance.

I definitely would recommend the Respire Blue+’s new design to dentists who can look in a mouth and be able to tell who is more of a clencher and who is more of a grinder.

Features & Benefits: Respire Blue+

4-Wing Design

Respire Blue+ has a 4-wing design with 2 adjustable and 2 fixed wings.
The additional support helps balance the forces on the device during lateral movements.

Shorter, Narrower, and Straighter Lower Wings

Shorter wings help with an easier insertion and removal of the device. Narrow lower wings help the wings stay away from the lip area for more comfort.
An 80 degree angle of new wings holds the jaw in an optimal position to maintain an open airway while sleeping in different positions.

12.5% Decreased Volume in Lower Arch

Its straighter angle and shorter wings, along with thinner buccal surfaces, enhanced Respire Blue+ reduces the overall bulk of the device. Reduced lingual coverage not only contributes to the volume decrease but also provides more tongue space for increased comfort.

A Closer Look at Respire Blue+

Respire Blue
  • 6 mm Maximum advancement
  • Available in hard or hard/soft-fitting surface
  • Additional support with the 4-wing design
  • Option to add elastic hooks and anterior discluding ramp
  • 3-Year manufacturer’s warranty

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This information is meant solely as a human interest story and is not meant to constitute medical advice. These results are not necessarily typical, indicative, or representative of all users. As with any medical device, there are factors affecting performance, which ultimately result in variable outcomes. These factors include, but are not limited to, preexisting health conditions, and adherence to instructions. Due to these variables, it is not possible to predict specific results or patient satisfaction.