Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT)
What is Oral Appliance Therapy? How does it treat snoring and OSA?
Oral appliance therapy is a snoring and sleep apnea treatment method that is quickly becoming the go to treatment for patients who are researching their options for treating obstructive sleep apnea. This video will show a demonstration of just how OAT corrects snoring and sleep apnea by moving the lower jaw slightly forward to the exact needed position to open the airway.
As shown in the video above, A Mandibular Advancement Device or MAD is a type of oral appliance treatment for both snoring and sleep apnea that works by temporarily moving the lower jaw and tongue forward. This forward positioning reduces throat constriction by increasing space in the airway and effectively increasing oxygen flow to your body. This normal level of oxygen flow is vital to life.
Oral Appliance Therapy vs CPAP vs Surgery
The appeal of oral appliance therapy is especially true for patients who are CPAP intolerant, or those patients who want to explore non-surgical options before making a permanent surgical decision. Please watch this video below that will review the most common options for treating obstructive sleep apnea and why oral appliance therapy is worth considering.
Because of its effectiveness against snoring and mild and moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy is starting to become a favorite choice for patients. It is easy to use, portable as it does not require wires, batteries or a power source, and when looking at how the body functions, it is the most natural solution to snoring and sleep apnea. This is because air is naturally being inhaled into the body in a normal functional way.
And in some cases, oral appliance therapy can naturally correct the issue in the airway that causes snoring and sleep apnea through appliances like the Vivos Therapeutics oral appliance. For more information on this, please click here to go to our Vivos for Adults and Vivos for Kids for pages.