Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Herbst Mandibular Advancement SplintsAmoric M*
60 Rue des Écoles, Paris, France
- *Corresponding Author:
- Amoric M
60 Rue des Écoles, Paris-75005
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Received date: May 11, 2017; Accepted date: June 19, 2017; Published date: June 21, 2017
Citation: Amoric M (2017) Treatment of Sleep Apnea with Herbst Mandibular Advancement Splints. J Sleep Disord Ther 6:272 doi: 10.4172/2167-0277.1000272
Copyright: © 2017 Amoric M. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Sleep apnea and obstructive sleep disorders represent a danger for the cardiovascular system and metabolism. They also give rise to somnolence, which can cause accidents at work or road accidents. Along with positive pressure ventilation, oral mandibular advancement devices are today regarded as reliable forms of treatment. Unfortunately, not all patients adhere fully to the treatment, particularly over time. Some even abandon it entirely. The reasons generally put forward to explain this poor compliance are discomfort, pain, occlusal problems and poor psychological disposition (Figure 1). Orthesis over three years showing the high levels during the first months of treatment.