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Oral Appliance Exercises

These exercises should be done in the morning after taking the appliance out and in the evening before inserting the appliance for the night. It is recommended that the sequence of exercises be done in 3 sets of 5 repetitions for each movement.

Begin your sequence of exercises by controlling your mouth opening:
Open your mouth (as in Image A) touching your tongue to your upper palate and keep contact there firmly.

Keeping your mouth slightly open:
Place your right palm against your right jaw and cheek.
Move your mandible (lower jaw) to the right while applying light hand resistance (as in Image B).

Repeat the same movement but reverse the side of your jaw:
Place your left palm against your left jaw and cheek.
Move your mandible (lower jaw) to the left while applying light hand resistance (as in Image C).

Next, stretch the jaw and muscles vertically:
Place your fist under your chin (as in Image D).
Provide light resistance while opening your mouth

Rest briefly before repeating the sequence of exercises.

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Dr. Fernanda Almeida: Referral Form for Physicians (Dental Sleep Medicine)

Dr. Fernanda Almeida: Referral Form For Dentists (Dental Sleep Medicine)