Oventus O2 Vent for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea – Now Available in Point Cook, Melbourne
We are proud to announce that we are an accredited provider of Oventus oral appliances, including the Oventus O2Vent.
What is the difference between the Oventus O2Vent and other oral devices?
Like all oral appliances that bring the jaw forward, the O2Vent stabilises the jaw position and brings the tongue forward to reduce airway collapse. In addition, the unique airway allows for breathing through the device, so you can bypass any nasal or soft tissue obstruction, which can contribute to snoring and sleep-disordered breathing.
Some Benefits of the Oventus O2Vent:
The O2VentTM has an enclosed airway about the size of a healthy human nose incorporated into it. Air is delivered through the enclosed airway to the back of the mouth so patients can breathe through the device if they have a blocked nose, soft palate collapse or are mouth breathers.
2. Small & Streamlined
The O2Vent is 3D printed in medical grade titanium which facilitates its lightweight, thin wall and complex hollow structure incorporating its unique airway design. This allows us to build an airway into a more streamlined device that is less than 5mm thick which is about the size of a standard mouthguard.
The uniquely-designed mouthguard weighs approximately 35 grams.
The O2Vent is lined with a medical grade, polymer liner to maximise patient comfort. The design of this customised device comfortably fits around your teeth, and provides ample space to accommodate the tongue.
Proof that the Oventus device works
An Oventus clinical trial showed that 100 per cent of patients experienced a significant reduction in snoring. In this study, 82% of patients eliminated snoring completely and 76% of patients reduced their sleep apnoea by more than half. (Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, Vol 4 No.3 July 2017.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
Whether you snore, or have more severe sleep-disordered breathing, you are likely to benefit from the O2VentTM. The O2VentTM is particularly helpful for people with nasal obstruction.
Is it suitable for a mouth breather or patients with nasal congestion?
Yes. The O2VentTM does not prevent you from breathing through the nose, but provides an additional airway within the device to create a low resistance airway to breathe through the device. Although counterintuitive, the O2Vent actually prevents oral breathing. Oventus clinical trial data showed that compliance with treatment did not appear to be reduced by the presence of nasal congestion. (Lavery et al. Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine Vol.4 No.3 July 2017)
Do I need to do a sleep study?
Sleep physicians recommend a sleep study before any oral appliance is prescribed. A diagnosis from a sleep study is necessary to be eligible for any private health insurance rebates
What is involved in getting an O2Vent?
To obtain an O2VentTM, the process is relatively simple. A Digital scan is taken of your teeth. It takes around four weeks to manufacture and deliver your custom-made mouthguard.
If you have any further questions on the Oventus O2Vent, please contact us on (03) 9395 8338.