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1. (WO2010087824) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/087824    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/032329
Publication Date: Fri Aug 06 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Fri Jan 30 00:59:59 CET 2009
IPC: A61F 5/56
Applicants: CALLENDER, R., Sam
Inventors: CALLENDER, R., Sam
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF SLEEP APNEA
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for treatment of sleep apnea and related sleep disorders employing bone screws (20,22) implanted into a patient's anterior maxillary bone (12) above and posterior to the cuspids (18), and posterior mandibular bone (10) below and between any of the posterior teeth. Elastics (25) are stretched between the maxillary and mandibular bone screws (20,22) to exert forces to bias the mandible (10) forward with respect to the maxilla (12). A dental aligner (30) can be placed between the patient's upper and lower teeth to help maintain proper positioning of the mandible (10). The aligner (30) has an upper section (31) to receive the upper teeth, a lower section (32) to receive the lower teeth, and an adjustment mechanism (35-36; 48,55-57) to removably secure the upper section (31) to the lower section (32) and provide a degree of adjustability along an anterior-posterior axis.