Anti-snoring Appliances

MJ Dental Lab provides digitally and conventionally manufactured anti-snoring devices. Send us a scan or any STL file, impressions or your own models and we will design, 3D print or mill the anti-snoring device.

Why Silensor-sl ?

 

The Silensor-sl consists of two splints for the upper and lower jaws. The lower jaw is either held in a predetermined position or advanced by 2 connectors that are fixed laterally to the splint. The Silensor-sl thus counteracts the narrowing of the respiratory tracts. The velocity of the inspired air decreases and so does noise generate vibrations of soft tissues.

You can choose from Erkodent Silensor-sl parts and MJ Dental Lab 3D printed parts for more comfort, as well as conventional style Erkodent Silensor-sl.

With Silensor-sl jaw movements are possible but falling back of the lower jaw is prevented. This makes the Silensor-sl a comfortable and effective appliance for snore management.

The Silensor-sl is a mandibular advancement splint (MAS), which benefits are:

 

  • Adjustable advancement
  • Very comfortable
  • Metal-free construction
  • Effective improvement of the symptoms

 

In case of a needed different position of the lower arch, the connectors can be changed very easily.

What are the conditions for a successful therapy with the Silensor-sl?

 

  • The absence of inflammatory, painful temporomandibular joint problems
  • Firm tooth anchoring
  • Minimum of 8 teeth per jaw
  • No prognathic bite, class 3
  • The BMI (Body-Mass-Index) should not be more than 30 (BMI= body weight (kg) divided by body size x 2 (m))

 

Clinical tests have shown that the advancement of the lower jaw considerably reduces snoring in more than 80% of patients and may reduce the apnoea index by up to 50%. The registration is leading to a sure result. However, if the registration is not possible the Silensor-sl can also be manufactured on occluding models.

 

 

What are the possible side effects?

 

  • Tooth movements. The splint has to compass all the teeth; therefore, a firm attachment apparatus is required.
  • Morning malocclusion. After removal of the splint, the patient may feel considerably changed bite until the reorientation of the masticatory musculature. It is very individual how long this will last. However, this does not have any consequences according to several studies.
  • Excessive salivation. The more voluminous the construction is, the stronger the salivation will be. The excess saliva should reduce after wearing it for some time.

What needs to be supplied to the laboratory?

 

  1. Accurate impressions or good quality gypsum models of the full upper and lower arches.
  2. A protrusive bite registration that provides for positioning of the mandible in the most optimal position to minimise soft tissue obstructions. An effective bite registration may require some time to get it right. A reasonable starting point include the following:
  • Dental midlines should correspond evenly.
  • Allow minimum opening of approximately 3-5mm between each arch to allow for the 2 splints.
  • Advancement of the mandible at approximately 2/3rd of full protrusion. It may be necessary to advance further with some patients.