A snoring partner can become a real relationship killer.

DocSnoreNix® is an anti-snoring protrusion splint with supereleastic fasteners that does not restrict the swallowing reflex. The moving part of the temporomandibular joint is relieved to a maximum without impairing deep sleep phases.

DocSnoreNix® wishes many restful sleeps!

What is DocSnoreNix®?

DocSnoreNix® is a protrusion splint that is individually customised to optimally adapt the individual patient case. The splint brings the lower jaw into a physiological feed position. This prevents the tongue from falling back into the pharynx and reduces snoring by up to 100%. 

The advantages

  • maximum reduction of condylar load
  • superelastic fasteners
  • swallowing reflex easily possible

Your competitive edge

When purchasing the DocSnoreNix® Starter Set, your practice will be included in the official dentist directory. Patients looking for help regarding their snoring problems will find you on the specially created landing page www.docsnorenix.de using the easy address search.

DocSnoreNix® is very comfortable to wear, easy to handle and uncomplicated to care for.

Tongue position without DocSnoreNix®

While asleep constriction of the throat makes breathing difficult. This causes the familiar snoring sound.

Tongue position with DocSnoreNix®

Once inserted, DocSnoreNix® pulls the tongue and the whole lower jaw forward. Pressure is removed from the throat and breathing is no longer restricted.

FAQs DocSnoreNix®

The protrusion of the lower jaw is obtained by a feed in a sagittal direction by the protrusion caliber. The lower jaw is pushed forward parallel to the occlusal plane. If the dorsal at the end of the model is not trimmed right angled to the occlusal plane, the lower jaw will not be pushed forward parallelly to the occlusal plane by the protrusion caliber. The possible result is a potentially faulty jaw relationship in protrusion position or a protrusion position that deviates from the planned mean value.

The insulating film guarantees a significantly improved transparency of the splint after the thermoforming process. An additional insulation of the model surface is no longer necessary. The use of the insulating film is however purely optional.

Sizing the splint over the gingival margin maximizes the area required to apply Lightdon Gel, resulting in an improved bond between Lightdon Gel and Kombiplast. In addition, undercutting jaw parts are optimally utilized for a secure fit of the splint. Under-sizing of the posterior splint would result in reduced adhesion of the resin to the splints surface and poorer seat of the splint in the patient's mouth.

By placing the lower jaw model on the protrusion calibre, an advance in the lower jaw is achieved by an average of 6 mm. This feed parallel to the occlusal level also leads to a relieving distraction in the temporomandibinular joint. The required feed in the lower jaw can be achieved solely by the model positioning on the protrusion calibre. A model assembly in an articulator is not necessary.

The patient-specific median line should be marked in the habitual intercuspidation on both models. Through this auxiliary line, the jaw relation can be maintained transversally when creating the silicone key with attached splints.

To achieve a chemical bond between Kombiplast and Lightdon Gel, Lightdon Bonding must first be applied in a thin layer on roughened splint areas and activated under light (300-400 nm). The remaining, slightly sticky inhibition layer allows chemical bonding to light-curing plastics such as Lightdon Gel. Without Lightdon Bonding as adhesion promoter, there is only a mechanical bond between Kombiplast and Lightdon Gel, which can not withstand the mechanical stresses during the wearing period.

The DocSnoreNix® spring element is made of a special material, a shape memory alloy called nitinol. This alloy has the special property of reversing plastic deformation under the influence of temperature and switching back to its original state.This property is achieved at oral temperature (about 37 ° C). The activation of the spring element under warm water leads to a return to its original state. This ensures that the spring element is correctly attached to the splints.

Lightdon gel cures within a wavelength range of 300-400 nm.It is absolutely necessary that the light polymerisation device emit light in this area. Dental curing lights emit light in the range of 420-500 nm in most cases and are thus not suitable for curing Lightdon gel.

The work with abrasive causes roughening of the splint material and the resin. In this condition, the visual appearance of the splint system is reduced and the material is particularly susceptible to microbial adhesion and discoloration. The polish or coating enhances the aesthetics and feel of the entire splint system. In addition, the potential for germ attachment and discoloration is reduced.

In the manufacture of the DocSnoreNix® splint system, the medial protrusion of 6 mm is set using the protrusion calibre. The patient-specific protrusion should always be considered. By the SNX forceps, the leg lock can be lifted on the lower jaw member and both spring legs are moved against each other. Thus, an individual protrusion between 3 -10 mm can be adjusted.

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