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The O2Vent Optima is the newest addition to the oral appliances we offer. O2Vent Optima is 3D printed with durable nylon. The lower jaw can be moved forward to a comfortable range while also allowing the integrated airway channel to bypass nasal congestion and other areas of airway collapse, such as from the tongue, soft palate and lateral walls.

The O2Vent Optima comes assembled with ‘soft’ strength connector bands. Connecter bands are available in 9 sizes (13mm-21mm). Your dental healthcare professional will determine what size is right for you. Once your band size has been determined, it is recommended to change both bands monthly as they may lose elasticity. Connecter bands can be re-ordered in an annual pack of 25. ‘Firm’ strength band sizes are also available if your dental healthcare professional determines a firmer strength band is required.

Traditionally, sleep apnea patients who are identified with having nasal obstruction have not been considered to be good candidates for oral appliances. This is because the natural reaction of not being able to breathe through your nose is to mouth breathe. If a standard oral device were prescribed, a patient might find it difficult to tolerate because both the obstruction in the nose and oral appliance in the mouth would limit the capacity to breathe.

The O2Vent airway channel has been incorporated into each device that enables unobstructed air to flow through the device to the back of the throat, bypassing common sites of obstruction such as the nose, tongue and soft palate.

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