3D Printers Help Manage Sleep Apnea

Last year a new breed of Oral Appliance became available, one printed by a 3D printer. These appliances are considerable smaller and sleeker than the traditional ones hand made by a lab technician using conventional materials such as Dental acrylic and stainless steel. In stead, these appliances are made of Nylon. The downside is that unlike handmade appliances, these are not repairable. To provide some level of security the company that manufactures them provides a 3-year warrantee on breakage. Patient reception has been very favourable to date. Let's see what 2014 brings.