A breath of fresh air
Oventus is a Brisbane-based, medical device company established in 2012 to meet the unmet needs of Obstructive Sleep Apnoeics, nasal obstructers and non-compliant CPAP users. In 2013, Oventus worked with the CSIRO to develop a new style of custom mouthguard that has the potential to help millions of snorers and people with sleep apnoea sufferers around the world.
The result is the O2VentTM – a non-invasive sleep apnoea treatment option with a range of oral devices incorporating Oventus Airway Technology, a unique separate airway which is built into its patented design.
The O2VentTM’s unique design directs the air flow through to the back of the throat, alleviating multiple sites of obstruction including the nose, soft palate and tongue.
The device incorporates the Oventus Airway Technology, or ‘second nose’ – a unique airway built into its patented design, allowing for breathing through the device to bypass nasal resistance which can contribute to snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
Using CAD software to create a 3D drawing of the patient’s mouth and bite, Oventus uses 3D printing technology to manufacture these custom-made medical-grade mouthguards from titanium.