Tomed SomnoGuard 3
Mandibular Advancement Devices
The most technically advanced simple oral appliance for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea on the market.
New SomnoGuard 3 - replaces SomnoGuard, SomnoGuard 2 and SomnoGuard DB
This new version of the simple one-piece boil and bite Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) has significant improvements over the original SomnoGuard. Customers said they wanted better retention - this has been achieved through the addition of ribbing on the inside of the channel walls. Deeper biting channels were also requested. The new SomnoGuard 3 has deeper channels than before. They wanted the channel walls to be more rigid during moulding, making the moulding process easier and more failsafe. The ribbing adds rigidity simplifying the moulding process.
The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association is very pleased to be able to bring you this greatly improved product. Early feedback on SomnoGuard 3 from established SomnoGuard users during pre-launch trials has been very positive and exciting. Like earlier versions, the SomnoGuard 3 has a hypoallergenic thermoplastic body, which becomes soft and mouldable after heating in boiled water. While soft, the appliance is fitted to the patient's upper and lower jaws, and when cooled it is ready to be worn at night. No special equipment is needed. It takes just a few minutes to fit.
Success rates between 50 and 80% in reducing snoring and RDI (Respiratory Disturbance Index) have been established in clinical trials. References, and published data are available on request.
Mandibular advancement devices are normally well tolerated but minor, temporary side-effects such as hypersalivation and morning discomfort are sometimes noted.
The average life span is about 12 months.
Because of its flexible nature it can be fitted to any size jaw.
None of the SomnoGuard products contain phthalates.
I purchased a SomnoGuard AP2 a few weeks ago and had immediate success(see my review on the AP2 page) When I saw the deal for the SomnoGuard 3 I thought it would be a perfect 2nd/emergency device so I bought one straight away. After reading the re Jews I noted that fitting was thought to be fiddly by most so I took my time and watched online fitting videos several times, noting that the 20 second immersion time appears to be crucial. Once set up fitting went well with only a minor collapse in the wall due to one of my front teeth being crocked. Once fitted the device felt so comfortable I didn’t think it would work and that it would fall out. However first night success without any discomfort or snoring! I would recommend this to anyone and I ow have a fantastic device that may take over from my AP2!