Benefits of Treatment
Oral appliance therapy works with the body’s own physiology to prevent the tongue from blocking the airway, and to hold the airway open by gently advancing and cradling the lower jaw. This is accomplished using a compact mouthguard-like device that is worn during sleep.
In the past, oral appliances were regarded primarily as a secondary recourse for patients who rejected CPAP therapy. But as more studies on the comparative effectiveness of the two systems are now confirming, oral appliances can be a viable first option for many OSA patients.