Custom-made Appliances More Effective in Treating Sleep Apnea
July 7, 2008
Custom-made oral appliances are more effective than thermoplastic devices in treating mild sleep apnea, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study examined 35 patients during four months of treatment with both devices and discovered that the success rate was higher with custom-made devices and snoring was reduced to a greater extent. Also, 82% of patients preferred the custom devices after the study concluded.
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