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368 Lake Street S. Suite 101
Forest Lake, MN 55025


2215 Vine Street, Suite B
Hudson, WI 54016

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Patenting a better night’s sleep

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Article: Orthodontist creates apnea device

After two years of development, Dr. Gregory Ross of Ross Orthodontics in Hudson has patented his own device to treat obstructive sleep apnea.

While many use a CPAP mask to treat sleep apnea, Ross said some can't tolerate it. The main alternatives are mouth pieces that go along the top and bottom teeth separately. These hold the lower jaw forward and keep the tongue from falling back during sleep and creating an obstruction.

Ross himself has sleep apnea, and said he wanted to create a better alternative.

"I've tried all of them myself so I kind of came up with this idea to do my own," Ross said.

Ross said his version is one of the most comfortable appliances. They are custom-made from a scan of the individual's teeth, so they fit comfortably.

Now that the patent has been approved, Ross said he is waiting for FDA approval, which typically takes a few months.

The device is available from Ross now, and he is working with a local manufacturer to develop them once it is FDA approved.

An orthodontist since 1995, Ross said he is now focused on further issues like airway control.

"I'm caring more for your health than just your straight teeth," he said.

Our locations

368 Lake Street S. Suite 131, Forest Lake, MN 55025 | 2215 Vine Street, Suite B, Hudson, WI 54016

Hours of Operation

days vary between locations, please contact office for details.

Hudson Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Forest Lake Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I just had my braces put on my upper teeth today and Nancy did a great job! I was a little nervous going in but right away everyone there made me feel welcome and comfortable. It didn't take very long at all and it didn't hurt. Nancy explained everything she was doing and was super nice. Everyone at Ross Orthodontics are VERY nice and friendly. I am very happy that we chose to go there."
    Logan M.
  • "So Grateful!! I can not thank Dr Ross & his associates enough! Straightened out my bite & teeth has changed my confidence. I smile with freedom instead of covering my mouth or keeping my lips pursed. I feel so much more beautiful & sexy. My husband loves how much I smile now too. Thank you for being so particular."
    Jeanette S.
  • "Excellent Service! Love the laid-back atmosphere with excellent service! We had consults at 2 other places before coming to Ross Orthodontics, and my daughter did not feel comfortable. I appreciate the smiling faces and the quick responses to questions and the convenient scheduling of appointments. We aren't quite through the process, but so far so good."
    Jennifer M.