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Mandibular Advancement Device Comparison Table

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) hold the lower jaw and tongue forward making more space to breathe and prevent snoring. If you are a 'tongue base snorer' a MAD may be effective for you. If you have false or uneven teeth, gum disease or tempro-mandibular joint dysfunction, please contact us before making a purchase.

It is important to select the most appropriate device for your needs. Return the to the mandibular advancement devices page.

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Tomed SomnoGuard SP Soft
Tomed SomnoGuard AP Tomed SomnoGuard AP 2
Tomed SomnoGuard
Somnowell
Fit
SomnoGuard SP Soft
Very secure tight fit on the teeth
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
Very secure tight fit on the teeth
SomnoGuard 3
Moderately secure suction fit on the teeth
Somnowell
Very secure tight fit on the teeth
Ease of fitting
SomnoGuard SP Soft
Very easy
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
Very easy
SomnoGuard 3
Quite easy
Somnowell
Very easy
Fitting by dentist required?
SomnoGuard SP Soft
NO
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
NO
SomnoGuard 3
NO
Somnowell
YES
Moulding time before first use
SomnoGuard SP Soft
10 minutes
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
10 minutes
SomnoGuard 3
25 minutes
Somnowell
n/a
Maximum mouldings possible
SomnoGuard SP Soft
10
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
10
SomnoGuard 3
3
Somnowell
n/a
Use without moulding
SomnoGuard SP Soft
NO
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
NO
SomnoGuard 3
NO
Somnowell
n/a
Can be moulded (remoulded) for extra comfort?
SomnoGuard SP Soft
YES
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
YES
Somnowell
n/a
Advancement adjustable?
SomnoGuard SP Soft
YES
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
YES
Somnowell
YES
Method of advancement
SomnoGuard SP Soft
Plastic connectors
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
Screw
SomnoGuard 3
Remould
Somnowell
Protrusion nuts
Degree of advancement
SomnoGuard SP Soft
0 - 10mm
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
0 - 10mm with an accuracy of 0.5mm
SomnoGuard 3
0 - 5mm
Somnowell
5mm further than optimum position set at construction
Lateral jaw movement possible?
SomnoGuard SP Soft
YES
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
NO
Somnowell
YES
Longevity (subject to normal use)
SomnoGuard SP Soft
12 - 18 months
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
12 - 18 months
SomnoGuard 3
Approx 1 year
Somnowell
10+ years
Mouth breathing possible?
SomnoGuard SP Soft
Slightly
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
A small amount
Somnowell
YES
Clear nasal airways required?
SomnoGuard SP Soft
NO
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
NO
SomnoGuard 3
YES
Somnowell
NO
Size (related to dental tray sizes)
SomnoGuard SP Soft
Fits small medium and large mouths but not extra small or extra large
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
Fits small medium and large mouths but not extra small or extra large
SomnoGuard 3
Fits small medium and large mouths but not extra small or extra large
Somnowell
Tailor made to fit patient. Fits extra small, small, medium, large and extra large
Class I Malocclusion. Suitable for crooked, crowded or turned teeth?
Class I Malocclusion
SomnoGuard SP Soft
Possibly. Ask your dentist
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
Possibly. Ask your dentist
SomnoGuard 3
NO
Somnowell
YES
Class II Malocclusion. Suitable for overjet, retrognathia?
Class II Malocclusion
SomnoGuard SP Soft
YES
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
NO
SomnoGuard 3
YES
Somnowell
YES
Class II Malocclusion. Suitable for overbite, deep bite?
Class II Malocclusion
SomnoGuard SP Soft
YES
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
SomnoGuard - NO

SomnoGuard 3 - YES because it has a thick molar area to allow for long front teeth
Somnowell
YES
Class III Malocclusion. Suitable for underbite (lower teeth stick out past the upper teeth)
Class III Malocclusion
SomnoGuard SP Soft
YES
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
Possibly. Ask your dentist
Somnowell
YES
Suitable with some missing teeth?
SomnoGuard SP Soft
Possibly. Ask your dentist
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
Possibly. Ask your dentist
Somnowell
YES
Suitable with dentures worn at night?
SomnoGuard SP Soft
YES
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
YES
Somnowell
NO. Would replace dentures worn at night
Fitting video on www.britishsnoring.co.uk
SomnoGuard SP Soft
NO
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES for AP. NO For AP2, but similar to AP
SomnoGuard 3
NO
Somnowell
NO
Recommended by UK ENT consultants
SomnoGuard SP Soft
YES
SomnoGuard AP & AP2
YES
SomnoGuard 3
YES
Somnowell
YES