The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has approved oral appliance therapy (OAT) as a first line treatment for patients diagnosed with mild to moderate OSA.
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This diagram comparing CPAP and Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) was published in Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (2009) in an article titled “Oral appliance treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: an update” by Andrew S.L. Chana and Peter A. Cistulli. (It can be found on page 594). Despite the better PSG results, CPAP ranks lower on …
See the difference for yourself! The “PROTRUDED” X-rays (on the right) show exactly how Oral Appliance Therapy works to open up the airway.