Mandibular Advancement Device: The Best Exposed

by Denise Wagner on August 2, 2013

Whether you have been advised to use a mandibular advancement device or would like to shift from your existing stop-snoring mouthpiece to a new one, this article detailing today’s best mandibular advancement devices will help you determine which is worth giving a shot according to features, efficiency, comfort, and user ratings.

Before we go through the list, it is important to understand what these oral appliances actually do. Mandibular advancement devices are worn in the mouth used to treat snoring. These mouthpieces are designed to reposition the lower jaw slightly forward so the tissues and muscles in your throat are tightened making more space to breathe and prevent vibration as air passes which is the common cause of snoring. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has recently identified these mouthpieces as effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. These devices are the recommended first line of therapy for snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea.

Rank #5 Puresleep

Making it to the fifth spot is Puresleep. Like many manibular advancement devices, Puresleep requires heating and boiling for custom fitting. It is made of hard plastic on the outside and a soft plastic inside to ensure structural rigidity and comfort at the same time. While it is one of the most popular anti-snoring mouthpieces in the market today and has garnered quite a number of favorable feedback, it does not particularly reveal what kind of materials are used. Users also do not have the ability to adjust the settings once the device has been molded.

Find out more about this device from our Puresleep review.

Rank #4 SnoreGuard

Next on the list is a device that has been used in the US through physicians and dental offices since 1989. Like Puresleep, this device involves heating and molding for custom fitting. Although fitting is quite easy, a dentist is required to fit it for you – that is if you are based in the US as it requires prescription. This process is what discourages many users as people find it easier and more convenient to get anti-snoring devices over-the-counter which they could fit on their own. Needless to say, an appointment with a physician means additional fee. However, if you are from Canada, the device neither requires prescription nor a visit to the dentist.

Click here to read more about Snore Guard.

Rank #3 Vital Sleep

The third place goes to Vital Sleep, a stop-snoring mouthpiece with a boil-and-bite customization. It is available in 2 sizes – regular and small. The device has an adjustable bottom half enabling incremental adjustments which is essential for both efficiency and comfort. It is a class II medical device that meets the safety standards of the Food and Drug Administration for anti-snoring mouthpieces. This brand has received a good number of positive reviews although as with other devices, it requires adjustment period.

Find out what users are saying from our Vital Sleep review.

Rank #2 Zquiet

This stop-snoring appliance securing the second spot takes pride in its unique feature called the ‘living hinge’ technology. It is a feature that enables users to breathe freely and naturally through the mouth and nose while wearing the unit. Unlike many other mandibular advancement devices, Zquiet requires no heating, boiling, or molding for fitting. The product can be used right out of the box and is designed to fit virtually everyone’s mouth. Although this feature makes it easier to use compared to other units, it is not comfortable for everyone’s mouth as observed. While you can trim the edges for a more comfortable fit, it does not allow incremental adjustments.

Learn more about Zquiet from our full review, click here.

(Continued on Next Page… Rank #1 + Comparison Table + Conclusion)

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