Apnea Guard is a patented non-custom oral appliance that can be fitted in less than 15 minutes by any trained health professional and worn for up to 30 nights. The patented design utilizes a combination of tongue size and sex to select phenotypical features that achieve treatment outcomes superior to the conventional fitting of custom oral appliances.
Apnea Guard was developed as a result of a $1.05 mm NIH grant investigation into how to improve oral appliance therapy outcomes. Research conducted with the Apnea Guard recently received a Clinical Excellence Award and two Clinical Research awards from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
The Apnea Guard Theragnostic Protocol explains how the feature characteristics that contributed to its superior efficacy can be digitally scanned and incorporated into custom oral appliance.