Small Bite is an intra-oral weight loss device, not visible for others, placed in your mouth by a dentist. It reduces the bite size and volume of your mouth. It is removed again once the patient is conditioned to eat differently, approximately after 1 year.
During a meal, you typically reach satiety only after 20 minutes, regardless of speed of eating or amount of caloric intake. If you eat with smaller bites, at a slower rate, your body will reach this point of satiety with less food = fewer calories. The device therefore results in weight loss. You will eat a healthy portion size without hunger or frustration.
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Small Bite is currently offered in the Netherlands only and will be available in the US after regulatory approval by the FDA. Small Bite treatment consists of a combination of the placement of the the Small Bite device and weight loss counseling. Dependent on the amount of overweight, the treatment duration is around 10 - 12 months. Small Bite treatment comfortably leads to a healthier eating behavior. Patients can eat all foods and do not need to follow a diet, although healthy food choices are encou-raged. The device does not impair speech.
Treatment is focused on weight loss and reduction in waist size. As your eating behavior is conditioned in a relaxed and positive way, it is easier to keep the weight off for a long period of time.
Who will benefit ?
Small Bite offers treatment for overweight patients (males and females) with a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 27 and 45, who want to lose weight, but have not managed to do this through diets and exercise or were not able to keep the weight off. Patients are motivated by cosmetic or medical issues, a low energy level, low productivity at home or at work or the desire to have a better quality of life and life expectancy. Many of our prospective patients have a long history of diets and yo-yo weight, with some successes, but no long-term results and lots of frustration. Some are considering bariatric surgery.
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