When is the Silensor-sl suitable?
The Silensor-sl can be expected to be very successful since in almost all cases the noise involved in snoring is caused by constriction of the airways. Because of its compact design, the device does not inhibit breathing through the mouth. With severe corpulence a good success of the treating, however, is doubtful. The effectiveness will thus be increasingly reduced at a BMI (body-mass-index) of more than 30 and a neck circumference of more than 44 cm. The Silensor-sl cannot be used with edentulous patients. The dentist has to evaluate if the partial denture will provide adequate retention. If a sleep apnea is suspected, the efficacy of the Silensor-sl should be assessed in a sleep laboratory considering the seriousness of this disease.