The Moses® appliance has been shown to be an effective oral airway dilator available for dentists to use in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). By incorporating tongue management, the Moses® appliance has improved on the effectiveness of simple mandibular advancement splints. The Moses® appliance has been shown to facilitate reflexes that advance the tongue, lower elevator muscle activity, reduce clenching and decrease bruxism. The two part design is very comfortable, allowing the patient to close their lips, talk and even sip water.
This new, innovative device adds another dimension to oral-appliance therapy. An open anterior design combined with mandibular advancement protrudes the tongue and enlarges the airway. In addition, patients are able to talk, drink, open wide, and close their lips with the appliance in place.
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