The effectiveness of the Silensor-sl:
The Silensor-sl consists of one transparent splint for the upper jaw and one for the lower jaw. The lower jaw is either held in a predetermined position or advanced by 2 connectors that are fixed laterally to the splint. The Silensor-sl thus counteracts the narrowing of the respiratory tracts.
The velocity of the inspired air decreases and so do noise-generating vibrations of soft tissues. With the Silensor-sl jaw movements are possible but no falling back of the lower jaw. With this function the Silensor-sl is a comfortable and at the same time effective snoreguard.
Clinical tests (1 -6)
have shown that the advancement of the lower jaw considerably reduces snoring at more than 80 % of the patients and may reduce the apnea index at up to 50 %.
1 Oral appliances for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea:a review, Ferguson, Cartwright, Rogers, Schmid-Novara
Sleep, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2006
2 Oral appliance therapy for the management of sleep disordered
breathing: an overview, Robert T. Rogers, D.M.D.
Sleep and Breathing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2000
3 Dental considerations in upper airway sleep disorders:
a review of the literature, Ivanhoe, Cibirka, Lefebre, Parr
The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry , Dec. 1999, 685
4 Mandibular advancement splints and CPAP in patients with
obstructive sleep apnoea: a randomized cross over trial
L‘Estrange, Luo, Smith, Grant, Simonds, Spiro, Battagel
European Journal of Orthodontics 24 (2002) 239-249
5 Mandibular advancement and sleep disordered breathing
Clark, Kobayashi, Freymiller • CDA Journal, April 1996
6 Dentistry‘s role in the diagnosis and co-management of
patients with sleep apnoea syndrome
A. H. Friedlander, I. K. Friedlander, M.A. Pogrel
British Dental Journal, Vol. 189, No. 2, July 22, 2000