SomnoGuard® SPX

SomnoGuard® SPX Oral Appliance

for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea

 

Advantages of SomnoGuard® SPX

  • Thermoplastic material with memory effect
  • High wearing comfort thanks to a delicate design
  • Width of the trays can be adapted according to the jaw size
  • Adjustable mandibular advancement accurate to the millimeter
  • Mouth breathing and mouth opening possible
  • Also suitable for patients with a receding lower jaw

 

What is SomnoGuard® SPX?

SomnoGuard® SPX is a two-piece, adjustable mandibular advancement device (MAD). It is the latest development in the field of prefabricated SomnoGuard® mandibular advancement devices. The two oral trays consist of a hard outer tray shell and a prefabricated thermoplastic material with memory effect. After heating the trays in a hot water bath, the thermoplastic material becomes easily mouldable. Teeth impressions are formed when biting into the soft material (comparable with a dental impression). After the oral appliance cools down in a cold water bath, the material hardens and maintains its new shape.

 

A special slot mechanism in the centre of the front part of the oral appliance allows the width of the tray to be altered. After heating the trays in a hot water bath, they can be adapted according to the jaw size by gently pulling the trays apart or pressing them together.

 

Thanks to the memory effect, the thermoplastic material reverts almost to its original form when reheated. This allows the fitting of the trays to be easily repeated if the fit is not optimal.

 

The two-piece, adjustable mandibular advancement device mainly encloses the less sensitive rear teeth and the front teeth only from the front side. Thereby less pressure is exerted on the dentition. SomnoGuard® SPX allows mouth breathing and a slight mouth opening.

 


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The fitting process only takes about 20 minutes

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1. Heat the trays in a hot water bath for approx. 60 seconds.

2. Bite into the soft thermoplastic material. It forms according to the teeth and leaves a dental impression.

3. Cool the trays in cold water to harden the material.

4. Connect the trays using two side connectors.

 

For more information on the fitting, see the detailed user instructions in the download area and the following fitting video.

 

Note: To achieve an optimal therapeutic result, we recommend that SomnoGuard® SPX is fitted by physicians or their trained medical staff.

 

Fitting video


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A special holder makes the adjustment of SomnoGuard® SPX even more comfortable. To do this, the tray is “clicked” into the holder, heated in the hot water bath and then fitted in the mouth.

 

How to adjust the protrusion of SomnoGuard® SPX?

The package includes two screw connectors as well as a connector set (connectors without screws). The extent of the mandibular advancement depends on the length of the connectors. The shorter the connectors, the greater the advancement. It is recommended to start the therapy with the screw connectors and – when the optimal protrusion has been determined – to use the connectors from the set (connectors without screws) for long-term use. However, therapy can also be started directly with the connectors without screws.

 

The screw connectors each have a spindle screw in their center. The length of the connectors can be changed by turning the spindle screws using the spanner. The screw connectors can be replaced in the long term with the connectors from the set (connectors without screws). To do this, measure the length of the screw connectors and then select the appropriate connector lengths from the set.

 

Depending on the extent of the adjusted mandibular advancement, the upper airway is more open. Snoring and nocturnal breathing pauses can thus be reduced.

 

 

Who is the SomnoGuard® SPX mandibular advancement device suitable for?

The SomnoGuard® SPX mandibular advancement device is suitable for every jaw size, also for patients with a receding lower jaw (retrognathia).

 

Tip: You are unsure which of our SomnoGuard® oral appliances is best for you? Take a look at our SomnoGuard® comparison in the download area. Here the different features of the oral appliances are compared.

 

Material

The thermoplastic material used is biocompatible and contains no allergens, no latex, no silicone and no plasticizers (such as BPA).

 

Where can I buy Somnoguard® SPX?

You can purchase SomnoGuard® SPX from our Somnora snore online shop or by phone, fax or e-mail (sales@tomed.com).

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Note

You can also use oral appliances in combination with other anti snore devices, such as our Airmax nasal dilator or positioning aids.

 

You are looking for a long-term oral appliance therapy against snoring and OSAS? Then our custom-made mandibular advancement devices are the right thing for you.