Which patients are suitable for an oral appliance for snoring and sleep apnoea

Dr David Cunnington, a sleep physician, discusses with Dr Harry Ball the types of patients he refers for an oral appliance to treat snoring or sleep apnoea. Some of the factors considered include the patient’s age, weight and the degree of forward protrusion of the jaw, as well as the severity of sleep apnoea. Patient reports and professional assessments demonstrate that the success of oral appliances (also known as anti snoring devices, sleep apnoea appliances or stop snoring aids) can depend on these factors.