Mandibular Advancement Splint

One treatment option for snoring or mild obstructive sleep apnoea is a mandibular advancement splint. This hinged gum shield device holds the bottom jaw forward during sleep which aims to open up the airway at the back of the throat and nose. You will be referred to our orthodontic partner. Before attending your first appointment, please ensure you have seen a dentist recently to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy which is essential in order to use a splint.

Any treatment that is required must be completed before the appliance can be fitted and used. The orthodontist will examine your mouth and may also send you for an X-ray. They will let you know if you are suitable for the splint and when this can be made. A mould will be taken. The device will be made and you will return for first fitting. Drooling can be a problem early on. Occasionally temporomandibular joint problems can occur with use.

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