What is SomnoGuard® SP Soft oral appliance?
SomnoGuard® SP Soft is a two-part, incrementally adjustable oral appliance to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (breathing stops at night). It is also known as mandibular advancement device or anti snoring mouthpiece.
For whom is SomnoGuard® SP Soft suitable?
The oral appliance is suitable for patients having a smaller to medium jaw size (often women), a retrognathic or deep bite.
How does the oral appliance work?
You wear SomnoGuard® SP Soft in the mouth at night. The mandibular advancement device moves the lower jaw and tongue slightly forward. This prevents the airways from being blocked during sleep. Opening the respiratory tract can reduce or at best even prevent snoring and breathing stops.
Characteristics of SomnoGuard® SP Soft
- Made in Germany
- Easy and fast fitting
- Incremental advancement of the lower jaw from approx. -3 to +10 mm
- Mouth breathing and opening possible
- No use of metal components
Fitting of SomnoGuard® SP Soft
SomnoGuard® SP Soft oral appliance is made of a biocompatible, thermoplastic material. The material softens when heated in a boiling water bath. By biting into the material, it forms according to the individual tooth and jaw formation creating dental impressions. Two connectors, which connect the upper and lower jaw trays laterally with each other, move the lower jaw forward from - 3 to approx. +10 mm.Hint: To achieve an optimal therapeutic result, we recommend that SomnoGuard® Soft is fitted by a physician. E.g. a dentist, ENT physician, physician in the sleep laboratory or their trained medical staff.
The plastic material used is medically harmless. It does not contain any allergens, no latex, no silicone and no plasticizers (such as BPA).
For patients who grind their teeth at night, we recommend our more robust SomnoGuard® AP 2 mandibular advancement device.