Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral Appliance Therapy, also called a Mandibular Advancement Device, is a small, acrylic mouth piece that works to manage sleep apnea in three ways:
- Reposition the lower jaw to prevent collapse of the soft palate
- Stabilize the lower jaw and tongue
- Increase muscle tone of the tongue
By advancing the jaw foward the entire time you are asleep, the airway is maintained allowing you to breath with fewer to no apnic events. The result is a long-term treatment option for SNORING, UPPER AIRWAY RESISTANCE SYNDROME, and SLEEP APNEA that is less instrusive for you and your partner and refreshing sleep that enables you to feel awake and alert throughout the day.
- Better patient compliance
- Aesthetic and comfortable: it is discreet, light, allows a good diction and can be worn at school.
- Physiological: gentle propulsion due to the integrated coil-springs (TMJ protection).
- Universal: it is indicated for all facial typologies.
- Multi-functional: 4D harmonizer, it allows several simultaneous actions, sagittaly, transversally, vertically and functionally, saving treatment time.
How effective is Oral Appliance Therapy?
Studies have found Oral Appliance Therapy to be most effective in managing mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea with over 75% of patients reporting succes. In fact...
...the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends Oral Appliance Therapy as the first method of treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea as well as for those with severe apnea that are unable to use CPAP.
Types of Appliances
A variety of appliances are available that offer different features and benefits depending on your specific diagnosis and comfort level. Each appliance is made to perfectly match you teeth and bite in order to provide the most stable and comfortable fit after we explain the pros and cons.
"When given a choice in treatment, nearly all patients will choose Oral Appliance Therapy over CPAP."
- 2 Sleep Center -