What are prefabricated SomnoGuard® oral appliances?
SomnoGuard® oral appliances from Tomed are a proven treatment option for snoring and nocturnal breathing pauses due to mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
The prefabricated SomnoGuard® appliances are made of a thermoplastic material that softens when heated in a hot water bath. When fitted in the mouth, the material can then be molded to match the teeth - like a dental impression. After subsequent cooling in cold water, the material hardens again and then retains its new shape (with tooth impressions). The fitting of the prefabricated oral appliances can usually be repeated if necessary.
Ideal entry into oral appliance therapy
Fast and repeatable fitting
Favorable price/performance ratio
Efficacy proven in studies*
Developed and manufactured in Germany
Secure fit and good tooth adhesion
Easy to use and maintain, discreet
Easy to store and take anywhere
Can be combined with a CPAP mask
How does SomnoGuard® work?
Part of the upper respiratory tract, particularly the area between the soft palate and the larynx, is predominantly muscle. If the muscles are tense, the pharynx is widened. If the muscles relax during sleep, the lower jaw and tongue fall back, especially when lying on your back. The airways are narrowed, so that the breathing air has to be sucked in faster and with higher pressure. This can lead to vibration and fluttering of the soft tissue and thus to the typical snoring noise.
The SomnoGuard® oral appliances cause the desired advancement of the lower jaw and tongue and thus the opening of the upper respiratory tract. The goal is to keep the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airways taut. The vibration and fluttering of the soft tissue (soft palate and uvula) can be reduced or, in the best case, even prevented.
Before treatment, a doctor should use diagnostic tests to clarify the cause of snoring.
Dr. med. Fahri Yildiz - ENT specialist and developer
"Finally sleeping peacefully"
I now use my 30 years of experience as an ENT physician in the field of diagnosis and therapy of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea to develop a new generation of prefabricated mandibular advancement devices (MAD). Thermoplastic oral appliances are effective, cost-effective and the ideal entry into an individual oral appliance therapy.
*Studien z.B. Banhiran et al. (2014): Adjustable Thermoplastic Mandibular Advancement Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Outcomes and Practicability, Laryngoscope; Banhiran et al. (2017): Adjustable Thermoplastic Oral Appliance Versus Positive Airway Pressure for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Laryngoscope