Are all oral appliances for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea the same?
Most mandibular appliances improve the shape of the upper airway to prevent collapse by bringing the jaw and tongue forward. However, patients may have varying and/or multiple levels of obstruction in the upper airway such as tongue, soft palate and lateral wall collapse.
While these appliances are limited to those aforementioned areas of collapse, there is a common and important missing contributor to facilitate more effective treatment. The missing contributors are nasal issues. These include nasal congestion, resistance and anatomical factors all of which promote mouth breathing.
The Oventus Medical O2Vent device with its patented airway management technology, allows air to flow through the device to the back of the throat. This technology addresses all areas of collapse including the nose, allowing uninterrupted airflow and increasing treatment outcomes.