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Abstract

The obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder characterized by repetitive obstructions of the upper airway during sleep. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the primary choice of treatment for OSAHS, but many patients are unable or unwilling to comply with the treatment. The modification of pharyngeal patency by oral appliances (OA) is an alternative treatment for OSAHS. This article provides a brief review and information of the oral appliance application in treating OSAHS.

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