Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, repeated breathing pauses occur, which often reduce your oxygen levels. These breathing pauses are followed by brief awakenings that disturb your sleep.
It is a custom-fit dental device (i.e. like a sports mouthguard) that positions the lower jaw forward, which opens your airway and minimizes obstruction and treats sleep apnea. Oral appliances are easy to use and preferred by a lot of patients, but they don’t effectively treat everyone.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, MATRx plus is the only test that can predict if your sleep apnea will be effectively treated with an oral appliance and the position to set your mandible. This means you will be able to start effective therapy, faster.