Respire Blue

Learning Objectives:

  • Indication for use
  • Contraindications
  • Precautions
  • How it's prescribed
  • Respire Blue vs. CPAP

The Respire Blue Oral sleep appliance are indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This device is intended to be worn at night to help place the patient's jaw in an optimal position so they can inhale and exhale more are per breath, reducing the patient's snoring and apneic episodes.

The Jaw Thrush Maneuver

The Respire Blue Oral Sleep Appliance are not indicated for patients who have:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Severe Respiratory Disorder
  • Gum Disease
  • Under 18 years of age
  • Allergic to Acrylic

During the first few weeks the patient may experience some discomfort, such as jaw muscle pain, slight tooth discomfort, and excessive saliva production but will dissipate after consistent usage. It's takes some time getting used to.

Its is recommended that the patient have a check-up after 10-14 days of using Respire Blue and every 6 months to ensure a proper fit. The use of appliance may cause:

  • Tooth movement or changes
  • Gum or dental soreness
  • Pain or soreness to the temporomandibular joint
  • Obstruction of oral breathing

If any of these conditions occur, stop using the appliance and contact your physician.

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