What are the contraindications for oral appliance (OA) treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Contraindications for OA treatment include the following:

  • Less than 6-10 teeth in each arch

  • Patient unable to protrude the mandible forward and open the jaw widely

  • Preexisting temporomandibular joint problems

  • Severe bruxism

  • Patient with full dentures (cannot use a mandibular repositioner but could use a TRD)

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