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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1998 Dec;31(6):1039.

Oral appliances in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea

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Director, Sleep Disorders Center of Lifespan Hospitals; and Professor, Department of Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island.


Oral appliances have been developed that are effective in snoring patients and in patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea. This article reviews the types of appliances that are available, their possible modes of action, and their efficacy. In addition, the clinician is provided with guidelines on how to choose the appropriate patient for this therapy.


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