Like all oral appliances that bring the jaw forward, the O2VentTM stabilises the jaw position and brings the tongue forward to reduce airway collapse. In addition, the unique airway allows for breathing through the device to bypass obstruction in the nose and soft palate which can contribute to snoring and sleep-disordered breathing.
The O2VentTM has an enclosed airway about the size of a healthy human nose incorporated into it. Air enters the airway between the lips and is delivered through the enclosed airway to the back of the mouth so patients can breathe through the device if they have a blocked nose, soft palate collapse or are mouth breathers, while maintaining an oral seal.
2. Small and streamlined
The O2VentTM is 3D printed in medical grade titanium which facilitates its lightweight, thin wall and complex hollow structure incorporating its unique airway. This allows us to build an airway into a more streamlined device that is less than 5mm thick as it passes between the teeth – it’s about the size of a standard mouthguard.
The uniquely-designed mouthguard weighs approximately 35 grams dependent on the customised design.
The O2VentTM is lined with a medical grade, polymer liner to maximise patient comfort. The design of this customised device comfortably fits around your teeth, and provides ample space to accommodate the tongue.
If you are interested in the O2VentTM, call us to discuss your situation.