Research

Oral Appliance Studies

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Oral Appliance Therapy Improves Symptoms in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Gotsopoulos, Chen, Qian & Cistulli


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Oral Appliances for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Ferguson, MD1; Cartwright, PhD2; Rogers, DMD3; Schmidt-Nowara, MD4


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Oral Appliance Therapy Reduces Blood Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Gotsopoulos, BDS, MPH (Hons)1; Kelly, MD, PhD2; Cistulli, MD, PhD1


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A systematic review of the efficacy of oral appliance design in management of OSA

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AASM - Oral Appliance Practice Parameters

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Aggravation of respiratory disturbances by the use of an occlusal splint in apneic patients a pilot study

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Bruxism physiology and pathology an overview for clinicians

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Bruxism, is it the new sign of the cardiovascular diseases

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Comparison of Custom versus Thermoplastic Oral Appliance in Treating Mild OSA

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Comparison of Titratable Oral Appliance and mandibular advancement splint in treatment of OSA

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Effect of an adjustable mandibular advancement appliance on sleep bruxism, a crossover sleep laboratory study

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Effect of Jaw Position on Forced Maximum Inspiratory Airflow

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Effect of Mandibular Position on Upper Airway Resistace

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Effects of an oral appliance with different mandibular protrusion positions at a constant VDO on OSA

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Effects of Wearing Complete Dentures During Sleep

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Efficacy of an Adjustable Oral Appliance Compared with CPAP on OSA

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Evidence for dental and dental specialty treatment of OSA

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Habitual snoring in primary school children - prevalence and association with sleep related disorders and school performance

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Microimplant mandibular advancement (MiMA) therapy for treating snoring and OSA

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Mortality in OSA - 18 year follow up

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Oral Aappliances for Snoring and OSA - A Review

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Oral appliances review - Evidence Tables

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Predictors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Prevalence and Predictive Factors of Sleep Bruxism in Children with and without Cognitive Impairment

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Risk Factors for Sleep Bruxism in the General Population

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Role of Oral Appliance in Clinical Management of OSA in Children

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Sleep Apnea Syndrome - Article for Dental Hygienists

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Sleep Bruxism and Myofascial Pain Disorders

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SSRI Induced Bruxism

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The Bruxism Triad

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The Effect of a Mandibular Advancement Splint in Subjects with Sleep Related Breathing Disorder

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The effect of a mandibular advancement splint on EMG activity of the submental and masseter muscles in patients with OSA

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The Neurobiology of Sleep

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1. Ferguson, K. The role of oral appliance therapy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Clinics in Chest Medicine, 2003. 2. Oral Appliances: A Review. Sleep, 2006.
3. Gotsopolous et al. Oral Appliance Therapy Reduces Blood Pressure in OSA. Sleep, 2004.
4. Lim et al. Oral appliances for obstructive sleep apnea. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2009.
5. Oral Appliances: A Review. Sleep, 2006
6. Practice Parameters for Oral Appliances- AASM Practice Parameters. Sleep, 2006.
7. Practice Parameters for Oral Appliances- AASM Practice Parameters. Sleep, 2006.
8. Practice Parameters for Oral Appliances- AASM Practice Parameters. Sleep, 2006.

 

About Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Oral appliance therapy:

  • Helps reduce the number of apneas and hypopneas during sleep1,
  • Improves reported sleep quality and improves daytime sleepiness levels2,
  • Lowers blood pressure3,
  • Is preferred over CPAP4, and
  • Has high treatment adherence and tolerance.

Oral appliance therapy is recommended for patients:

  • With mild to moderate OSA who prefer oral appliances over CPAP6,
  • With severe OSA who do not respond to CPAP, who fail treatment attempts with CPAP, or who fail lifestyle changes7,
  • With primary snoring8,
  • Whose surgeries were unsuccessful, or
  • Who need a treatment adjunct while traveling.

In obstructive sleep apnea, the airway collapses either partially or fully. Oral appliances hold your jaw in a forward position to keep your tongue from obstructing the upper airway and to increase the volume of the airway.

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