MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT SPLINT (MAS)
How a Mandibular Advancement Splint works?
Mandibular advancement splints (MAS) are mouth splints worn in the mouth during sleep used for the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnoea. These work by advancing the lower jaw to maintain an open airway while sleeping.
What you need to know about MAS
A dentist or orthodontist assesses your suitability for a MAS and determines the most suitable MAS from many different options. Some people may initially experience aching of the jaw muscles and teeth, although this should disappear in a few days. Splints are easy to take care of (can be cleaned with a toothbrush and toothpaste), and most MAS devices may be used for 4-5 years. MAS may be used by patients with no teeth
Why you need a Sleep Study for MAS
A sleep study is necessary to assess the severity of snoring and OSA and if a MAS is a suitable treatment option.