Oventus Sleep Appliances Introducing an innovative approach to oral appliance therapy – a treatment platform featuring Oventus Airway Technology. With a unique, low resistance airway incorporated into its patented design, the O2Vent™ customized oral appliances deliver air to the back of the mouth, allowing for breathing through the appliance, bypassing nasal resistance and velopharyngeal obstruction.
How Oventus Airway Technology Works
Nose breathing during sleep is ideal and patients should breathe though their nose to the extent they can. In the case of nasal resistance, nasal obstruction or soft palate collapse, a patient would normally experience a respiratory event or arousal and may then convert to mouth breathing, leading to an unstable airway. Oventus Airway Technology is designed to allow continued air flow to the oropharynx in the presence of nasal or soft palate obstruction. If device breathing is required during sleep, an oral seal is maintained and ventilation normalizes. 1) If there is reduced flow through the nasal airway or a soft palate obstruction occurs, air can be drawn into the front of the device while the lips maintain an oral seal around the device extension. 2) Air passes through to the back of the device in an enclosed, low resistance pathway. 3) The device advances the lower mandible to stabilize jaw position, bringing the tongue forward and opening the airway.