Mandibular advancement device instructions
Follow these instructions in order to make you mandibular advancement device beautiful and long lasting:
Brush your device each morning.
Use half a pellet of Polident or Novadet IP for 10 minutes, 2-3 times per week.
Do not soak in a liquid or chemicals.
Always leave the device inside the box.
The jaw must always return to its normal position in the morning (about 1 hour).
If by lunch or dinner your jaw did not return to its original position, stop wearing the device and contact your sleep specialist.
There may be temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain the first morning because of the unusual movement. If the pain persists or increases after a few days, stop wearing the device and contact your sleep specialist.
Don’t wear the device all night on your first night. Wear it one hour before bedtime, and if it is well tolerated, wear it all night. Repeat this the next day until it is well tolerated.
If you are nauseous, remove the prosthesis and try it again the next day until it is well tolerated throughout the night.
Once the mandibular advancement device is well adjusted, a sleep test will be performed to see if the apnea is still present.
See if you are less tired during the day. If you sleep with a partner, you can ask if your snoring has decreased.
The lifespan of the device is about 3 to 5 years.