OrthoApnea : Mechanism of action
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The current Orthoapnea prothesis of adjustable mandibular advancement is the solution to reduce snoring and sleep apnea and represents an innovative treatment of unknown characteristics, until now, for snoring, that's why together with its practical utility, it has enough support to be the therapeutic reference in snoring and sleep apnea treatments.
The purpose of Orthoapnea ® is to solve the problems caused by snoring and apnea / hypopnea due to poor airflow through the pharynx, based essentially on mandibular advancement result in a regulated manner, forcing the jaw to be moved progressively forward , thereby pulling the tongue and the tissues, that block posturally the pharynx. This device consists of two splints joined together by a screw that allows an millimetre-controlled advancement of the mandible, and its characteristics are that it allows the possibility of lateral movement and bimaxillary opening with compensated and free mandible movement with a central and bilateral guide rods, that means, the more the patient opens his mouth, thanks to the inverse con, the more the mandible moves forward. Thus, the advancement achieved with this innovative device to a position is not a fixed one, but variable in the function of mouth opening. On the other hand, this device allows a many times greater lateral movement of the mandible relative to the maxilla and mandible in comparison to other devices at the current market (maximum laterality of 24mm to all sides).
Although in recent years snoring has been studied extensively and there still are no exact details of the disturbance, many ways were found, that can lead to the presentation of the disease, taking into account an alteration of the stomatognathic system that creates a muscular movement, with its adaptive behaviors are not necessarily appropriate. For this, the revolutionary prosthesis Orthoapnea focuses on getting correct the apnea and snoring with a device that obtains a forward position of the mandible on the maxilla and also allows lateral movements, openness and progress bimaxillary offset (led by middle bars) to the jaw of the user / patient.
The goal is physical unblocking flow of air through the pharynx atrophied or altered, which results in snoring, after mild apneas, up to the obstruction and sudden death in the worst cases. To this end, the mandibular advancement method is regulated by force to the jaw to moving it progressively forward, thereby pulling the tongue and tissues that block posturally the pharynx. In this device features have been added bimaxillary advancement compensating and open-jaw movement trajectory guided by central bar and bilateral tracks.