The time-tested, leading treatment options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea have been variations of surgery, Positive Air Pressure, Oral Appliance Therapy, or any combination of the three. There have been several other valid attempts to treat OSA such as EPAP (expiratory positive air pressure), hypoglossal nerve stimulation, weight loss, and positional therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has been well established as a viable alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for lowering the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI).
For years, many members of the dental sleep medicine community have been predicting that this segment of dentistry is poised for exponential growth. It’s right around the corner…