Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS)

Mandibular Advancement Splint

On this page you will find information on anti-snoring splints (Mandibular Advancement Splints) and a useful overview of different types and sizes of snoring splints. With this snoring device you can prevent snoring and/or a type of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Almost every snorer will benefit from the use of a snoring splint. A significant percentage will stop snoring altogether when using it.

What is a Mandibular Advancement Splint?

A snoring splint, also called MAS (Mandibular Advancement Splint), is a dental splint which you wear during your sleep. The splints are often made of a special medical material, to prevent irritation or unpleasant reactions. This also means that the splints are durable, easy to maintain and easily cleaned. These devices are also known as Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD)sleep apnea oral appliances, and sleep apnea mouth guards.

How does a Snoring Splint work

A snoring splint moves the lower jaw slightly forward to keep the air way free. This solves the snoring problem and will decrease or prevent sleep apnea.

Types of Snoring Splints

There are many different types of snoring splints. Which one will suit you best depends on your personal situation. Because everyone’s teeth are different, there are many versions of splints. Because you will be wearing your snoring splint during your sleep, it has to fit properly.

MAS on medical grounds

In some cases an MAS can be gotten on medical grounds. This will be done through close cooperation of a specialist, a sleep centre and a dentist. An MAS can also be employed when someone cannot get used to a CPAP (This is a sleeping mask with a constant flow of air, which keeps the air way open). When you get an MAS on medical grounds, this will usually be paid for by your health insurance.

Snoring splint without medical grounds

When your health insurance does not cover the costs of a snoring splint, you can still purchase one. You can opt for a costly model from a specialised clinic, or choose a less expensive alternative. There is a wide range of affordable snoring splints that are available online.

On you will find a number of popular snoring splints and bite guards that you can purchase (online) and safe hundreds of dollars. Most of these splints can be custom made. Some come with a ‘dental kit’ which you send back to the supplier, who custom makes your splint. With other splints you can do this yourself by making a mould of your teeth.

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