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Clinical Studies on Oral Appliances

When it comes to snoring there are numerous articles available online supporting the use of Oral appliances with regards to snoring and sleep apnea.  Clinically know as a mandibular advancement device, oral appliances are an effective way to help people who snore.

 

Here are just a few results.  For more information search oral appliances for snoring in Google

 

Concluded that oral appliances, although not as effective as CPAP in reducing sleep apnea, snoring, and improving daytime function, have a definite role in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea.

 

The majority of patients prefer using oral appliance than CPAP. Use of oral appliances improves daytime function.

 

"Mandibular advancement devices (MAD) are becoming an accepted form of treatment for snoring and milder forms of sleep apnea"

 

(Bonham et al., 1988; Clark et al., 1993, 1996;O’Sullivan et al., 1995; Schmidt-Nowara et al.,1995; Ferguson et al., 1996; Marklund and Franklin, 1996; Marklund et al., 1998a,b)

 

A study of the effects of oral devices on blood pressure conducted by the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Department of Nephrology, St. George Hospital, and the University of New South Wales Australia discovered that oral devices were just as powerful and effective as CPAP in reducing the blood pressure of people struggling with OSA.

 

Mandibular advancement devices are continually growing in popularity.  Studies show that they are considered a good therapy choice as they are non-invasive, easy to use, and generally well received by those who use them.  Although some people have found them to be somewhat uncomfortable many people find them less bothersome than the use of a CPAP mask treatment.

 

Although CPAP manufacturers make claims that an improperly fitted device may cause the teeth to shift overtime, but have cited no evidence to support these claims.