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Mandibular Advancement Device

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That's the proper medical terminology for SnoreBuddy, mandibular advancement device, also called a splint or appliance.
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That's the proper medical terminology for SnoreBuddy, mandibular advancement device, also called a splint or appliance.

While 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.

The airway and nasal passages become constricted. The level of vibrations increases in the throat tissue, causing snoring.

With 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.

The 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 Advancement Devices

Mandibular advancement 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 conducted 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.

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Mandibular advancement splint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A mandibular splint or mandibular advancement splint (MAS) is a device worn in the mouth that is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring.

Mandibular Advancement Devices

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) hold the lower jaw and tongue forward making more space to breathe and prevent snoring.

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