Custom-made Appliances More Effective in Treating Sleep Apnea

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Custom-made oral appliances are more effective than thermoplastic devices in treating mild sleep apnea, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . The study examined 35 patients during four months of treatment with both devices and discovered that the success rate was higher with custom-made devices and snoring was reduced to a greater extent. Also, 82% of patients preferred the custom devices after the study concluded.