Oasys Hinge Appliance
Glidewell Dental’s Oasys Hinge Appliance is designed to gently shift the lower jaw forward during sleep, which activates the airway muscles and ligaments to prevent the airway from collapsing. The device is custom-made for each patient for maximum comfort throughout the night. It’s micro-adjustable (0.25-mm increments), with up to 10 mm of advancement based on the patient’s needs. The telescope-style hinge allows for natural jaw movement and can be adjusted chairside or at home, making it both dentist- and patient-friendly. The Oasys Hinge Appliance is Medicare and PDAC (Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding) cleared to treat patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
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