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The Moses® Appliance

THE MOSES® APPLIANCE

The Moses® appliance is properly categorized as an open-anterior oral airway dilator.  The Moses® is an acrylic appliance that is worn in the mouth at night to treat obstructive sleep apnea, hypopnea and snoring and is FDA approved.  It is custom-fitted and laboratory fabricated.

The Moses® appliance works in the following ways:
•    Supports the lower jaw in a forward position of low muscle activity and it
      prevents collapse of the tongue on the pharynx

•    Increases volume of space for the tongue in the mouth
•    Dilates pharyngeal muscles, lifts the drooping soft palate
•    Raises the position of the hyoid bone relative to cranial base
•    Lowers elevator muscle activity, reduces clenching, decreases or prevents
      bruxism


Additional, advantages of The Moses® appliance:
•    Activates tongue protruding reflexes resulting in tongue advancement
•    Elevates tongue to the hard palate and increases nasal air flow
•    Allows lip seal
•    Corrects dysphagia
•    Comfortable and adjustable
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