OSA and O2Vent
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) defines obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as:
“A sleep-related breathing disorder that involves a decrease or complete halt in airflow despite an ongoing effort to breathe. It occurs when the muscles relax during sleep, causing soft tissue in the back of the throat to collapse and block the upper airway.”
What is Oventus Airway Technology?
Traditionally, sleep apnea patients who are identified with having nasal obstruction have not been considered to be a good candidate for oral appliances and are routinely prescribed CPAP. This is because the natural reaction of not being able to breathe through your nose is to mouth breathe. If a standard oral device were prescribed, a patient might find it difficult to tolerate because both the obstruction in the nose and oral appliance in the mouth would limit the capacity to breathe.
The O2Vent airway channel has been incorporated into each device that enables unobstructed air to flow through the device to the back of the throat, bypassing common sites of obstruction such as the nose, tongue and soft palate.
How O2Vent Works
- Air can be drawn into the O2Vent Optima if there is a nasal or soft palate blockage
- Air passes through to the back of the throat
- The O2Vent Optima advances and stabilizes the lower jaw, brings the tongue forward and opens the airway.
Meet The O2Vent Optima
The O2Vent Optima is our latest product in the O2Vent oral device range.
- The O2Vent Optima is 3D printed with a durable nylon, and each device is customized to fit each unique individual.
- The O2Vent Optima is a comfortable and discreet alternative to CPAP for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
Unlike other oral devices the O2Vent Optima has two mechanisms of action that add stability to the airway:
- A mechanism of advancing the jaw forward encouraging a more open airway.
- Incorporates an airway channel that further stabilizes the airway.
Who will benefit from O2Vent Optima?
- Individuals who snore or who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
- Individuals who suffer nasal congestion or a blocked nose and revert to mouth breathing during sleep.
- Patients who cannot tolerate or desire an alternative to CPAP and who seek the advice of a medical provider, which can result in a prescription for the O2Vent Optima.