All of our Mandibular Advancement Devices (M.A.D.’s) hold the lower jaw in the forward position while you sleep, choosing the one best for you is a personal choice, pertaining mainly to how you sleep and personal comfort, the following are things you will need to know to help you choose the best M.A.D. for you.
All M.A.D.’s are made from Hypo Allergenic Co-polymer, commonly used in Dental Appliances and are completely BPA Free!
Are you an Open Mouth Sleeper or a Closed Mouth Sleeper? This is a matter of degree, however, as a general rule we believe the following should be considered.
- The Noiselezz appliances are designed for Open Mouth Sleepers, these appliances will hold your lower jaw in the forward position if your mouth is open while sleeping
- The SleepPro appliances are designed for Closed Mouth Sleepers, these appliances will hold your lower jaw in the forward position if you are a Closed Mouth Sleeper. There is a hole in the front of the appliance to allow for some air movement through the mouth by parting your lips, keep in mind, if you open your mouth and separate your teeth while wearing this appliance, it will fall out.
The Noiselezz appliances are designed to fit the largest portion of the population, there is virtually no fitting required, you simply take them out of their case and wear them. They are preset with a 5mm advancement setting, as long as you don’t have a severe overbite or underbite this appliance should fit as is.
The SleepPro appliances are also designed to fit the largest portion of the population and are a ‘Boil and Bite’ technology, you place them in hot water, bite down into them and set the advancement setting that works for you (this is explained in detail in the instructions included with the appliance as well as in written and video form on the SleepPro Page)
We recommend, once you have determined whether you are an Open or Closed Mouth Sleeper, read all the information on the appliance that best fits how you sleep.
Some people that tend to open their mouths while sleeping, would prefer not to do this, these customers would choose the SleepPro appliance in combination with a Chin Support Strap or Chin-Up Strips, these Accessories will help these customers keep their mouths in the closed position, aiding in the ability for the SleepPro appliances to be more effective.
Some customers prefer to use the Noiselezz appliances in combination with the Chin Support Strap or Chin-Up Strips so that they can sleep with their mouths closed, but when required due to allergies or a cold, they can also sleep with their mouths open.