Oventus Medical Launches Novel Oral Device to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oventus Medical has launched the world’s first custom-fit and innovative novel medical oral device, ‘O2Vent’ that incorporates a built-in airway and a valve system known as ‘ExVent’.

The device is clinically proven to sustain a patient’s entire upper-airway for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

The O2Vent® Optima, unlike other oral devices,has two mechanisms of action that add stability to the airway – a mechanism of advancing the jaw forward encouraging a more open airway, and incorporating an airway channel that further stabilizes the airway.

The device uses the patient’s own breathing to generate pressure that stabilizes the airway, in much the same way as a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine and masks.

Every mouthpiece is 3D printed with durable nylon and is customized to fit each unique individual.

Although CPAP is considered the most effective treatment for OSA, patients often struggle with air pressure and mask fit. Moreover, traditional oral appliances can provide an alternative, but they’re not always effective.

The addition of the built-in airway in the O2Vent Optima and the inclusion of the ExVent™ valve has shown to increase effectiveness by up to 50% in patients that would not normally be treated with oral appliances.

This enhancement in clinical outcomes makes O2Vent Optima and ExVent a feasible solution for patients who cannot use CPAP, one that’s both discreet and comfortable.

The O2Vent® airway channel has been incorporated into every device that permits unobstructed air to flow through the device to the back of the throat, bypassing common sites of obstruction such as the nose, tongue, and soft palate. It allows patients to breathe through their nose when they can, whereas breathing is supplemented through the airways in the device when nasal obstruction occurs.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when the tongue and soft palate collapse at the back of the throat, blocking the airway. In response, the brain fully or partially awakens individuals to resume breathing functions, leading to sometimes hundred of sleep interruptions each night.

Patients with OSA are at risk of developing significant health consequences such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes while experiencing severe negative impacts on quality of life.

O2Vent Optima devices are especially beneficial for patients who have allergies or nasal congestion or a blocked nose and revert to mouth breathing during sleep.