For those who have sleep apnea or struggle to stop snoring, sleeping soundly through the night can be difficult. Fortunately, the SomnoDent MAS dental appliance can provide relief to those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Take a closer look at the following advantages of using the SomnoDent MAS:
- What SomnoDent MAS Treats
Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax too much during sleep. These muscles support the soft palate, the tonsils, and the tongue. When the throat muscles relax, these components of the throat and mouth can move backward, blocking the airway and restricting the flow of air into the lungs. Snoring is a condition that is caused by less severe restrictions to the airway. SomnoDent MAS can help prevent these breathing restrictions, treating both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
- How SomnoDent MAS Works
The SomnoDent MAS is a type of mandibular advancement splint, which is a device that is used to reposition the lower jaw. This system uses a pair of dental plates which are custom-fitted to the individual’s upper and lower teeth. These plates push the lower jaw into a jutting position, pulling the tongue forward and opening up the airway to make breathing, and sleeping, easier.
- What Makes SomnoDent MAS Different
While there are several mandibular advancement devices available, the SomnoDent MAS is unique. What sets this device apart from others is its unique fin coupling mechanism. This fin is attached to the lower dental plate and fits into the upper plate when the mouth is closed in order to secure the mandible in place. However, the fin allows the device to be separated, making it possible for a person to speak, yawn, and drink while wearing the appliance. In addition, the SomnoDent MAS is smaller than its competitors, making it more comfortable and less noticeable.
Choosing the right solution for your sleep apnea or snoring can be difficult, but the experts at Comfort Sleep can help. If you’re looking for sleep apnea or snoring treatment in New Jersey, give us a call at (732) 455-3030 to learn more about sleep studies, oral appliances and other treatment options.