Oventus O2Vent Sleep Apnoea Treatment Cairns
Did you know more than a million Australians suffer from severe sleep apnoea?
Future Dental is an Authorised Oventus Clinician and has undergone the necessary training to fit you for an Oventus O2Vent which is a revolutionary treatment for people who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing.
Oventus O2Vent is a new style of custom-made mouthguard which has changed the lives of individuals who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing. This can extend to snorers and people with more severe problems including nasal obstruction. This world first sleep therapy works by redirecting the air flow through a non-obstructive breathing path by gently advancing the lower jaw. This gentle shift is enough to create a clear path, allowing you to breathe properly throughout the night.
Design and Technology
The Oventus O2Vent is a leading design as the world’s first and only sleep therapy which directs the air flow through to the back of the throat and bypasses nasal, soft palate and tongue obstructions. Incorporating a ‘duckbill’ in the device allows air to flow directly to the back of the mouth, moving past all breathing obstacles. The device extends from the mouth like a whistle and creates a separate path.
A precise 3D drawing of a patient’s mouth and bite structure is designed in CAD (computer-aided design) software. The 3D printing technology processes the designs, and manufacturers a bespoke, medical-grade mouthguard from titanium.
If you think you may suffer from a sleep-disorder and would like to change this destructive sleeping pattern, please contact us today. The following steps detail the Oventus O2Vent treatment process.
1. Attend your initial appointment
During your first session, our practitioner will check all your medical information and perform a bite registration and impressions of your top and bottom teeth. Based on this assessment, our practitioner will determine if you’re a candidate for an Oventus O2Vent .
2. Have a diagnostic sleep study
It is essential to the process that you have conducted a sleep study in recent years or perform one immediately. For your convenience and comfort, we can arrange a sleep study in your home with Oventus. The sleep recording devices are easy to use and come with full instructions. We will also go over the procedure with you at your consultation. At this point, you may also choose to try a temporary device or enquiry about alternative options.
3. 3D scan and 3D print
After we have assessed your risk factors and determined your candidacy for the Oventus O2Vent , impressions and registrations of your jaw will be processed. A 30-minute appointment is required to fabricate the impression and bite registrations.
4. Check and deliver device
Our practice will receive the device in 2 to 8 weeks, at which point you will require a follow-up appointment for a fitting, and a discussion on maintenance and adjustments.
5. Follow-up sleep study
Once you have your Oventus O2Vent, you will need to have a follow-up two night sleep study. During the first night, your sleeping pattern and behaviour will be assessed with your device, while your second night sleeping will be without your device. An at-home sleep study can be arranged.
6. Keep in touch
To ensure your device is functioning correctly, we encourage you to maintain regular check-ups with us, and become part of Oventus’s online O2Vent portal . On this portal, you can access your medical records, information, education and support. You can access this page here.
If you want to find out more about the Oventus O2Vent or other treatments for sleep-disordered breathing, please contact us today to book an appointment!