Oral appliances are one of the treatment options available for mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliances are also used as treatment for snoring. Also called Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) or Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) or Mandibular Repositioning Appliances (MRA). The sleep apnea appliance looks a little like a mouth guard. At night, before sleeping it is placed in the person’s mouth.
The device works by gently positioning the lower jaw forwards. The airway will then open up more, resulting in less obstruction and vibration of the pharynx (snoring) hence oxygen flow is greatly improved, including an improvement in breathing.
At River Dental, We Use Custom Fitted SomnoMed Oral Appliances for the treatment of Snoring & Sleep Apnea.