The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway SystemT is the first dental device to be reviewed by both the dental and ENT divisions of the FDA and to be approved as a dental device for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea through mandibular repositioning and also as a nasal dilator for reduction of nasal resistance and improved nasal breathing. The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway SystemT functions to:
- Act as a mandibular repositioner
- Act as a nasal dilator
- Allow mouth breathing to occur, if required.
The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway SystemT is designed to achieve these functions with the following goals:
- Maintain maximize the intraoral volume.
- Minimize the force on the teeth.
- Have no components that extend extra orally through the lips.
- To reduce upper airway resistance.
THE OASYS ORAL/NASAL AIRWAY SYSTEM REDUCES THE FORCES ON THE TEETH BY DESIGN. The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway SystemT fits securely onto the lower arch only. The upper flange extends in front of the upper arch and under the upper lip. This maintains a slippage during mandibular movements during usage. There is a nature give to the wires that creates a yielding give when the mandible pulls back on the device. Provided is an upper splint that distributes the forces through the entire arch. Together these act to reduce the forces on the teeth. MAXIMAL INTRAORAL VOLUME The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway SystemT maintains maximal tongue space by positioning the connectors and adjustment components outside of the dental arch leaving the palate and anterior oral space completely free for the tongue to position itself up and forward.
There is usually even an open space for the tip of the tongue to go between the incisor teeth. SYNERGISTIC FUNCTION FOR MAXIMAL RESULTS The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway SystemT maintains the patentcy of the oropharyngeal airway by functioning as a mandibular repositioner and as a nasal dilator by maintaining a stretch in the nasal labial tissue to dilate the internal nares. For more information http://www.oasyssleep.com