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A simplified two-piece mandibular advancement appliance for obstructive sleep apnea

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ABSTRACT

Nowadays mandibular advancement appliances (MA- As) are available and distributed widely in the field of dentistry for the treatment of snoring and ob- structtive sleep apnea (OSA). However, a few stud- ies discussed temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discom- fort and masticatory muscle stiffness during wearing MAAs are found. A new appliance that we introduced in this pilot study has shown significant jaw move- ment and could diminish TMJ and masticatory side effects.

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Ueda, H. , Ueno, M. , Watanabe, G. , Horihata, A. , Seo, T. and Tanne, K. (2011) A simplified two-piece mandibular advancement appliance for obstructive sleep apnea. Open Journal of Stomatology, 1, 165-167. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2011.14024.

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