A Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) is an Oral Sleep Apnea (OSA) Appliance consisting of two dental plates, which look similar to a sports mouthguard. An MAS oral device is made by a dentist on the instructions of a medical practitioner. MAS devices are the best solution for Snoring and Mild to Moderate Sleep Apnoea and the best alternative to CPAP for those individuals with Severe Sleep Apnoea that cannot tolerate a CPAP machine.
Star Dental Care has recently become one of the first dental clinics in Australia to offer the new smaller lightweight Nylon MAS devices. They are custom made to fit your mouth and should be worn at night whilst you are sleeping.
How does an MAS device work?
Using a titration device the MAS be easily adjusted to bring your lower jaw forward, opening up your airway so that you breathe without obstruction while you sleep.
Treatment is painless and non-invasive. MAS therapy is reversible and can be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities.
An MAS device allows you to open and close your mouth, which means you can talk or drink with the appliance in position. Because the MAS is custom made to accurately fit your mouth, you will find that the appliance is surprisingly comfortable and discreet. After about one week you should find that you are so used to wearing it that you don’t want to sleep without it.
Is an MAS device the right treatment for me?
If you suffer from mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnoea then an MAS device should benefit you. If your OSA is classed as severe and you can not tolerate other recommended treatments, then call us for details of local Sleep Physicians where you can have a Sleep Study which is essential before you can have your MAS device fabricated by Star Dental Care.
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