For snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
Custom-made oral appliances
SomnoGuard® mandibular advancement devices are used to treat snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, which is associated with breathing stops at night. When placed in the mouth, the oral appliance opens the upper airway by holding the lower jaw slightly forward with the tongue. The vibration and fluttering of the soft tissue in the throat can be reduced or prevented. We offer prefabricated (thermoplastic) as well as "custom-made" oral appliance systems to be manufactured individually in the dental laboratory.
What are individual SomnoGuard® oral appliances?
Custom-made SomnoGuard® mandibular advancement devices from Tomed are a proven therapy option for snoring and nocturnal breathing pauses as a result of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Individual "custom-made" oral appliances are manufactured in the dental laboratory after a tooth impression has been taken by a dentist. They enable an individual adaptation to the tooth and jaw conditions of the patient.
Particularly high wearing comfort due to the delicate design
Thanks to the thin side walls, the tongue has more room to move
Very delicate and yet stable - designed for long-term continuous use
Also suitable for prosthesis wearers and for significant tooth gaps
How does SomnoGuard® work?
Part of the upper airway, especially the area between the soft palate and the larynx, consists mainly of muscles. If the muscles are tense, the throat is dilated. If the muscles slacken during sleep, the lower jaw and tongue fall back, especially in the supine position. The airways are narrowed, so that the air must be sucked in more quickly and with higher pressure. This can lead to vibration and fluttering of the soft tissue and thus to the typical snoring sound.
The SomnoGuard® oral appliances cause the desired advancement of the lower jaw and tongue and thus the opening of the upper airway. The goal is to keep the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway taut. Vibration and fluttering of the soft tissue (soft palate and uvula) can thus be reduced or, in the best case, even prevented.
Before treatment, a doctor should use diagnostic tests to determine the cause of snoring.
Dr. med. Fahri Yildiz - ENT specialist & developer
"Finally sleeping peacefully"
I am now using my 30 years of experience as an ENT doctor in the field of diagnosis and therapy of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea to develop a new generation of mandibular advancement devices. Individual, so-called "custom-made" oral appliances impress with their high wearing comfort. They are designed for long-term use and are particularly suitable when prefabricated oral appliances have already proven themselves in a test phase with the respective patient.