Hybrid and Oral CPAP Masks
Oral masks deliver positive airway pressure therapy through the mouth only. If you just can’t get on with a nasal or full face mask, perhaps due to a badly deviated septum or skin problems, these oral masks can be your saviour. A humidifier is essential for these to be comfortable though.
Hybrid masks are typically a combination of oral and nasal pillows masks. They have a cushion that sits around the mouth, and a smaller cushion or pair of nasal pillows that sit below the nose. This means they work in the same way as a full face mask – providing pressure via both the mouth and nose – but with a greatly reduced contact area with the face.