How Our Mandibular
Advancement Device Works
That's the proper medical
terminology for SnoreBuddy,
mandibular advancement device, also called a
splint or appliance.
sleeping, the lower jaw naturally has a
tendency to drop backwards. This causes the
tongue to push against the back of the
throat, blocking the airway.
airway and nasal passages become
constricted. The level of vibrations
increases in the throat tissue, causing
the SnoreBuddy in place, the lower jaw is
held in a forward position. This keeps the
tongue away from the back of the throat,
keeping the airway open.
airway is increased in diameter, allowing
for free flowing air, thereby reducing the
velocity of the air traveling into the
lungs, and thus eliminating or reducing the
level of vibrations in the throat tissue.
More About Mandibular
devices or mandibular advancement splints
are a mouthpiece device that is worn in the
mouth while you sleep to treat obstructive
sleep apnea and snoring. Independently
oral appliance therapy research shows
that for many users, a mandibular
advancement device can be as effective as a
CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea to reduce
blood pressure and reduce snoring.
Mandibular devices like
SnoreBuddy treat fairly moderate sleep apnea
and snoring by the way of moving the lower
jaw forward. This basically tightens the
soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway
preventing obstruction of the airway during
sleep. The tightening that is created by the
device also prevents the tissues of the
upper airway from vibrating as air passes
over them – this being the most common cause
of loud snoring.
Mandibular advancement splints are very
widely used in the United States and are
beginning to be used in Britain, Israel and
many other parts of the world. They have
been considered a good choice in therapy as
they are non-invasive, easily reversible,
quiet, and generally well accepted by users.
The main focus of improvement in appliance
design is in reducing bulk, permitting free
jaw movement (i.e. drinking, speaking and
yawning) and allowing the user to easily
breathe through his or her mouth.
“Do it yourself” devices, which are less
expensive, are also available and can
provide the same benefits as long as they
are fitted correctly.
There has been a big improvement in the
evidence supporting the use of oral devices
in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
There has been studies that show their
efficacy have been underpinned by increasing
recognition of the importance of upper
airway anatomy in the pathophysiology of
obstructive sleep apnea. Oral devices like
Snorebuddy have been shown to have a
remarkable effect in targeting a number of
significant clinical end points. This would
include the polysomnographic indexes of
obstructive sleep apnea, measures of
sleepiness, blood pressure and some aspects
of neuropsychological functioning and mostly
quality of life.
There are numerous oral devices like the
Snorebuddy anti snoring mouthpiece available
to patients suffering from obstructive sleep
apnea and snoring. The efficacy of these
devices varies greatly.
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