Anti-snoring Devices

(Also referred to as Mandibular Advancement Devices – MAD) 

 

 

Sleep Disorder Diagnosis Guideline (STOP-BANG QUESTIONNAIRE, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Berlin Questionnaire)

Benefits

  • Mandibular protrusion opens and supports airway
  • Removable
  • Reversible
  • May be suitable for cases of mild-moderate apnoea

The Australasian Sleep Association states:

''Oral appliances of various designs have been used increasingly over the past 15 years to effectively treat snoring and OSA'' (Position paper of the Australasian Sleep Association).

Anti-Snoring Devices

  Silensor® SL Moses®
Comfort ✓ ✓ ✓  ✓ ✓ 
Longevity ✓ ✓  ✓ ✓ ✓ 
Effectiveness for Snoring ✓ ✓ ✓  ✓ ✓ ✓ 
Effectiveness for Sleep Apnoea ✓ ✓  ✓ ✓ ✓ 
Cost ✓  ✓ ✓ 
Adjustability / Able to be Titrated ✓ ✓ 
(5 straps)
✓ ✓ ✓ 
(screws adjustable)
Ability to be Repaired ✓  ✓ ✓ 
Ease of Fit ✓ ✓ ✓  ✓ ✓ 
Suitable for bruxers limited ✓ ✓ 
Potential Mandibular Protrusion ✓ ✓  ✓ ✓ ✓ 
Control of Vertical Opening ✓  (limited) ✓ ✓ ✓