Talk:Mandibular advancement splint

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TMJ / TMJD[edit]

"The splints are also sometimes used for treatment of Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)."

Surely it should be TMJD. TMJ is the (colloquial atleast) TLA for the Temporomandibular joint itself, not the disorder. --Dom0803 00:50, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Popularity and effectiveness[edit]

Where as it states that splints are becoming ever more popular in the united states and Britain, I should point out that this is unfortunately the opposite. Due to the fact that I have had seven years in sleep science I should point out that 'Dental Devices' are 100% ineffective and are only used as a cpap alternative in cases where a placebo are needed. This constitutes less than 1% of treated patients in the US and oversees. Please research this material before concluding it as fact. --User:Dash 00:50, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

If its efficacy in snoring and apnea treatment is in dispute or has been discounted, it would be great if someone could provide a reference to prominently indicate that. -Agyle 08:45, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
[1] also notes: "Complications from long-term use of splints, however, can be severe and irreversible. The risks are especially high when mandibular advancement splints, or splints that make contact only with parts of the opposing dentition, are used for more than 4 to 6 weeks without appropriate supervision." -Agyle 09:45, 18 August 2007 (UTC)


This article lacks good references. The two references listed are just websites, though I didn't remove them because maybe there is information on mandibular advancement splints somewhere within the sites. -Agyle 08:45, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Almost 7 years since the preceding comment and reference issues persist: citation list now includes only one external link, a standalone URL with no article citation to help relocate the source now that the URL is dead and useless. The whole article still reads like a product promotion than an objective definition, too—how frustrating to come here seeking credible info on the technology and find only this weak placeholder that stinks of mercantile gladhanding. Started to delete the dud link but left it for some less apathetic soul to fix.... (talk) 05:05, 8 January 2014 (UTC) "Obstructive sleep apnea treatments may reduce depressive symptoms" "The researchers identified 22 randomized controlled trials that investigated the effects of CPAP or MAD treatment on patients with obstructive sleep apnea and that measured depressive symptoms before and after treatment." 585ad205105278a06716f2ebe4c82c92 (talk) 14:52, 26 November 2014 (UTC)


I think the first sentence wrongly suggests that mandibular splints and mandibular advancement splints are the same thing. As I understand it, mandibular advancement splints are one type of mandibular splint. And mandibular splints are one type of occlusal splint; upper jaw occlusal splints are called maxillary splints, lower jaw occlusal splints are called mandibular splints. Since "non-advancement" mandibular splints would not be used for apnea/snoring treatment, I think the article as it stands might cause confusion about the terms. I'm a layperson, so maybe I'm wrong; hopefully a dental pro will weigh in on this. -Agyle 08:45, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

After more reading/browsing, I'm doubtful that mandibular advancement splints are a type of mandibular splint; the use of mandibular in the name refers to its advancement of the mandible, not the location of the splint. Pictures via google seem to show MASs that cover both the upper and lower teeth -Agyle 09:42, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Promotion of a particular product[edit]

The end of the article reads like an advertisement for SomnoDent MAS. Without independent evaluation, this should be stricken. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zaimokoya (talkcontribs) 22:52, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Consider merging with Oral_appliance[edit]

Either they describe the same thing, or one is a subset of the other — Preceding unsigned comment added by Djtexho (talkcontribs) 12:36, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Redirected to this more complete article, there was nothing significant at Oral appliance that is not already addressed here. JeepdaySock (AKA, Jeepday) 10:28, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
UnREDIRECTED for now. There is much in Oral_appliance that should be merged here. See Talk:Oral_appliance. — Lentower (talk) 12:33, 13 May 2015 (UTC)