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Oral Appliance Design - 101 The Basics

An ideal prosthetic device properly positioned entirely in the mouth between the dental arches during sleep affects a multi-dimensional neuromuscular dilation in the shape of the oropharynx, a flexible anatomic structure, located downstream and behind the mouth. This dilation and stenting lasts as long as the device remains in the mouth unless mandibular movement occurs causing a change the airway’s shape.

Oral Appliance Design - 101 The Bascs
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