Glidewell Dental, Newport Beach, Calif, released a new mandibular advancement device, the Oasys Hinge Appliance. The appliance joins the company’s family of sleep appliances including the Silent Nite, EMA, and TAP for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
The 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. It features a telescope-style hinge which allows for natural jaw movement and can be adjusted chairside or at home.
The device is custom-made for each patient.
The Oasys Hinge Appliance is micro-adjustable—0.25 mm—with up to 10 mm of advancement based on the patient’s needs.
Patients with Medicare insurance qualify for reimbursement for their oral appliance.