What Is A Mandibular Advancement Splint?

February 16, 2019 6:30 am

What Is A Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS)?

A Mandibular Advancement Splint is an oral appliance which is used to position the lower jaw in a more forward position. This forces the tongue to be in a more forward position making sure air is able to pass unobstructed along the airway.


There are many types of mandibular advancement splints available. The best types are those where you can re position the lower jaw more forwards incrementally. The Sleepwell® appliance allows this to happen. Other types of MAS appliances include Silensor, Negus and Herbst.


What Is The Sleepwell®?

The Sleepwell® Appliance is an example of a mandibular advancement splint. The Sleepwell® consists of two appliances worn on each arch similar to a mouth guard. The two appliances hook into each other and maintain forward position of the lower jaw. This keeps a constant opening of the airway for air to pass through. The Sleepwell® is ideal for treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnoea cases. The NHS currently only treats severe cases of obstructive sleep apnoea and this is with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment.

There are key benefits of a Sleepwell® appliance which can be found in our next blog or by clicking here.


Viva Dental Studio

Dr Parminder Battu at Viva Dental Studio has great experience in treating people who snore and also those with obstructive sleep apnoea. For further information or to book a consultation appointment with Dr Parminder Battu please call 01708446447 or email at hello@vivadentalstudio.co.uk

At the consultation we will go through the pre-screening questionnaire and assess your suitability. The already successfully treated patient’s have said the appliance is ‘life changing.’ Their partners are the main beneficiaries who mention their partners no longer keep them up at night with loud noise. 

We also offer general and cosmetic dental services to all ages in and around Essex and London and are based in Hornchurch Essex.