HOW DOES THE SNOREX MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT SPLINT WORK?

The Snorex anti-snoring device is a customised Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS) designed to fit your mouth, jawline and teeth perfectly. The Snorex MAS prevents the narrowing of your throat's airway, by stopping your tongue falling backwards, which dramatically reduces the chance of vibrations, causing snoring.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Yes. Even the one-piece device, the SnoreXguard Original, is made with a special aperture in the front, to facilitate easy breathing. Wearing any of our Snorex MAS devices encourages you to breathe through your nose.

Yes. The Snorex device is custom designed for great fit and comfort.

For many patients, the first night brings instant bliss. For others, it may take up to a week or two to get accustomed to wearing it, the important thing is to use it consistently and you’ll find it gets easier each time.

No, the Snorex MAS range has been designed to encourage saliva flow, keeping your mouth moist.

Yes.  Snoring is hard work. You may find you’re currently waking up, feeling like you haven’t slept at all. But when using the Snorex MAS, you’ll be promoting quality sleep and wake feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.

GETTING FITTED FOR A SNOREX DEVICE

No. The Snorex devices are custom made for each individual person, ensuring a precise and accurate fit, so that you and your partner get the best sleep possible. This is one of the big differences between the cheap, inferior one-size-fits all devices you might find at you local chemist.

However, we’ve made it easy for you to order your Snorex device. You can visit us in clinic at any of our locations, or you can enjoy the convenience of our home impression kit service.

While many general practitioners and specialists send clients to our clinic, it is not necessary for you to get a referral form.  You can book directly with us, simply by phoning 1800 SNOREX (freecall).

However, you may want to start by talking to your doctor. Your doctor can do a physical examination and make sure there’s nothing more serious going on. Many regular snorers, especially heavy snorers, also have sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea can cause daytime drowsiness, as well as high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, unhealthy weight gain, heart attack and stroke. (see Is It right For Me?)

A sleep study is not necessary to get fitted for a Snorex device. We’ll undertake an assessment of your sleep habits to ascertain the device that’s right for your needs.

Some private health funds require a sleep study to qualify for a rebate.

IN CLINIC We require the patient to have two separate visits to our clinic, the first for consultation and making dental impressions, the second for fitting and adjustments if necessary. These visits are usually spaced five working days apart and are about 30 minutes each.

We offer a special same-day service for people travelling from intrastate or interstate.  Please ask us about this when booking.

HOME IMPRESSION KITS  Once you’ve ordered your home impression kit, we’ll send it to you within two business days. Once you’ve returned the home impression kit to our clinic, and we’ve discussed the options with you, you can expect to receive your device within two weeks.

IS A SNOREX DEVICE RIGHT FOR ME?

The most common form of sleep apnoea is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea ie when the airways are obstructed, causing a person to stop breathing for up to a minute or more. In severe cases, it can be repeated hundreds of times per night. The result is reduced oxygen to vital organs such as the heart and brain, with serious long-term medical repercussions.

Snoring is a very common symptom of sleep apnoea. But of course, not everyone who snores has sleep apnoea. With snoring, the airways are partially blocked, while with sleep apnoea, the flow of air is totally blocked.

A CPAP machine is the first line of defence for moderate to severe sleep apnoea. However, the Snorex MAS range is often an effective option for those who can’t tolerate a CPAP machine, eliminating the issues with noise, pressure, feelings of claustrophobia, skin irritations and sleeping position as well as costly replacement of masks and hoses.

Both the Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure (CPAP) machine and the Snorex MAS devices work to keep the airway open and allow continual airflow. The CPAP works by using pressurised air forced into the mouth and/or nose.  The MAS manually moves the lower jaw forward, to keep the airway clear.

If you suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnoea, a CPAP machine is most likely the better option. Check with your doctor or medical advisor. However, while CPAP is a recommended treatment of sleep apnoea, many people (up to 60%) do not like using a CPAP machine due to physical discomfort.  A customised Manibular Advancement Splint will work in approximately 90% of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) cases, significantly reducing, if not eliminating sleep apnoea altogether.

No. Snorex devices are free from latex and silicon.

The Snorex MAS range includes the SnoreXguard Original, which is a soft, one-piece device that can be used with night time dentures, because of its safe, snug-fitting design feature. Call our clinic to find out more.

COST

A quality anti-snoring device is an investment in your health. As a result, private health fund rebates are available if the patient has extras cover. Many private funds will provide reimbursement on part or, in some cases all, of the cost. Check rebate levels with your provider.

Item numbers typically claimable for your Snorex purchase will be 014, 071 (claimable twice – one for each mould), and 984.

If you’re purchasing a replacement SnoreXguard Original, and you have retained your models, and haven’t had any major dental work, the cost is reduced by $200.

All clients can also benefit from our Refresh Loyalty Program.

Replace your device at least every three years and receive the following benefits

  • Savings of up to $350 on your next device*
  • Lock-in to current pricing – no price increases up to 2030^
  • Receive a FREE sonic clean each year
  • A well-fitting, hygienic device for optimum effectiveness and better oral health

 *Savings  vary with device design ^ Applicable for active loyalty clients

Payment for your device can be made via EFT, credit card, cash or via a payment plan with Zip Pay.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

STORAGE When not in use, keep your device in a hygienic container, such as the Snorex Aquabath.

REGULAR CLEANING After each use, rinse and clean under cool running water before storing.

DEEP CLEANING Once a week, clean and freshen your device with Snorex Cleanser + Preserver and Oxygen tablets. Avoid the use of abrasive cleansers such as ammonia, bleach and other household cleaning solutions.

You can also take advantage of our in-clinic cleaning system, which is recommended every 6 months. Refer to our Refresh Program.

Because they are created using premium quality materials, your Snorex device will last much longer than other MAS devices on the market. With the right care, it should last you approximately five years, making it a great investment in your health.

GUARANTEES & WARRANTIES

With twenty-five years’ expertise behind us and thousands of devices produced by our clinic, we’re confident about our product quality and success. Our high success rate is the reason our satisfied clients, doctors and dentists, are happy to recommend us.

However, we do offer a conditional money back guarantee (click here for details) on the SnoreXguard Original for those rare occasions the product may not perform for you. Please call the clinic for more information.

Contact Snorex for more information.