What is Sleep-Disordered Breathing?
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) describe a group of disorders characterized by abnormalities of the respiratory pattern or ventilation during sleep.
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The scale of the opportunity to improve lives with oral appliance therapy (OAT) is considerable.
What is Sleep Bruxism?
Sleep bruxism is a parafunction in which the masticatory muscle activates involuntarily during sleep. Sleep bruxism can be diagnosed in a number of ways.
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The scale of the opportunity to improve lives with oral appliance therapy (OAT) is considerable:
50% of patients receiving CPAP treatment for OSA are non-compliant after 6 months and 83% are non-compliant after 5 years.5
Half of adults snore
Around half of adults snore, many of them habitually.1 Untreated snorers often develop OSA.
Untreated OSA causes daytime drowsiness and increases risk of high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, stroke and type 2 diabetes.3
Oral appliances opportunity
Oral appliances are a first-line treatment for snoring and mild to moderate OSA and a second-line treatment for severe OSA when CPAP is contraindicated or can’t be tolerated.8,9