“Is it called mouth guard or mandibular advancement splint (MAS) or oral sleep appliance?”

The correct term for a dental device used to treat sleep apnea or snoring is typically “oral sleep appliance” or “mandibular advancement splint” (MAS). These terms are more specific and accurately describe the function of the device.

While “mouth guard” is sometimes used colloquially to refer to these devices, it’s not the most precise terminology. “Mouth guard” is often associated with dental devices used for teeth grinding (bruxism) or sports protection, rather than devices specifically designed for sleep-related breathing disorders.

Using the terms “mandibular advancement splint” or “oral sleep appliance” helps to convey that the device is intended for treating obstructive sleep apnea or snoring by repositioning the lower jaw (mandible) forward during sleep, thus keeping the airway open.

In summary, “mandibular advancement splint” or “oral sleep appliance” are the preferred terms when discussing devices used to treat sleep apnea or snoring.

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