Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Oral Appliances

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that may affect over 1 in 4 Canadian adults but is self-reported by only 3% of Canadians. The gold standard for OSA treatment is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), but the treatment does not work for everyone.

For patients who are unable to tolerate CPAP or use it in consistently and alternative treatment for OSA is an oral appliance.

According to the Canadian Thoracic Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine oral appliances are recommended as the first treatment for patients who snore (without apnea) or who have mild to moderate OSA.

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