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Mandibular Advancement Device use for therapy of simple snoring: mini review


Oral devices that treat obstructive sleep apnea are an easy and influential option to protect the upper airways from sleep obstructions. One example is the mandibular advancement device (MAD), which is a non-invasive apparatus specified in adults with simple snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea. Recently, due to the constraints of other therapies, like positive airway pressure treatment and surgical methods, there has been growing interest in the use of oral appliance for simple snoring patients. MAD is managed to improve the upper airway volume, minimize upper airway collapse and reduce snoring. On the other hand, it remains inferior to CPAP in the reduction of the apnea-hypopnea scores, with therapy success varying from 24% to 72%. The treatment modalities include skilled physicians and multidisciplinary strategies to treat patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) effectively. Some researchers also suggest potential predictors of progress in care, but specific criteria for patient selection and predictive clinical principles for effectiveness in all treatment modalities are still needed. The aim of this brief clinical Study is to review MAD brief history, design, indications, contraindications, therapy efficiency, side effects, and current perspectives.

Częstotliwość wydawania:
4 razy w roku
Dziedziny czasopisma:
Medicine, Clinical Medicine, other, Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Speech, Voice and Paediatric Hearing Disorders, Oromaxillofacial Surgery