Description SomnoGuard® SPX oral appliance
Suitable for: Every jaw size and patients with a receding lower jaw (retrognathia).
SomnoGuard® SPX is a prefabricated, two-piece mandibular advancement device to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (nocturnal breathing stops).
- Thermoplastic material with memory effect (several fittings possible without problems)
- High wearing comfort thanks to a delicate design
- Width of the trays can be adapted according to every jaw size
- Infinitely adjustable mandibular advancement from approx. -3 to +10 mm
- Mouth breathing and mouth opening possible
SomnoGuard® SPX is a two-piece mandibular advancement device that allows limited mouth opening. It is our latest development in the field of prefabricated SomnoGuard® oral appliances and represents a new generation of mandibular advancement devices. The two oral trays consist of a hard outer tray shell and a prefabricated thermoplastic (biocompatible) material with memory effect. After heating the trays in a hot water bath the thermoplastic material becomes easily mouldable. Teeth impressions are formed when biting into the soft material. After the appliance cools down in a cold water bath, the material hardens and maintains its new shape. SomnoGuard® SPX causes the desired advancement of the lower jaw and tongue and thus the opening of the airways. Snoring is reduced or at best even prevented.
A special slot mechanism in the centre of the front part of the appliance allows the width of the tray to be altered. After heating the trays in a hot water bath, they can be altered according to the jaw size by gently pulling the trays apart or pressing them together. Two connectors of equal length connect the upper with the lower jaw. The lower jaw advancement can be infinitely adjusted by turning the screws (made of stainless steel) between the connectors with the spanner. The opening of the respiratory tract depends on the extent of the adjusted lower jaw advancement.
The plastic material used does not contain any allergens; no latex; no silicone; no plasticizers (such as BPA).
To achieve an optimal therapeutic result it is recommended that SomnoGuard® SPX is fitted by a physician (e.g., dentist, ENT physician, physician in the sleep laboratory) or their trained medical staff.
A small storage case is supplied and makes SomnoGuard® SPX a practical travelling companion.
For the gentle care of our protrusion splints, we recommend the care series from Curaprox (also available in our online shop).