Chapter 22. Mandibular Advancement Devices

  1. Fiona Grist R.D.N., B.A. (Hons) OU

Published Online: 28 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch22

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

How to Cite

Grist, F. (2010) Mandibular Advancement Devices, in Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch22

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333183

Online ISBN: 9781444325522



  • mandibular advancement devices;
  • noise from snoring, from gentle and rhythmic to very loud;
  • tendency to ‘stop breathing’ when asleep - obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA);
  • seeing their own doctor (GP) - to see what help is available;
  • filling an Epworth Sleepiness Test;
  • custom-made mandibular advancement devices - for the patient;
  • repercussions on job - if they need to hold a driving license;
  • snoring, emanating as a noise in the back of the throat - of a turbulent air flow;
  • self-prescribing and ‘over-the-counter’ remedies;
  • continuous positive airway pressure masks (CPAP)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Social Problems

  • What Causes the Snoring Noise?

  • What are the Solutions?

  • What is Needed

  • The Procedure

  • Outcome