Peer-Reviewed Study

Mandibular advancement device design: A systematic review on outcomes in obstructive sleep apnea treatment.

Author(s): Julia A.M. Uniken Venema, Boudewijn R.A.M. Rosenmöller, Nico de Vries, Jan de Lange, Ghizlane Aarab, Frank Lobbezoo, Aarnoud Hoekema.
Published in Sleep Medicine Reviews.


Devices Used: TAP 1, TAP 3

This systematic review of 20 randomized controlled trials and six cohort studies comparing different MAD designs in OSA treatment showed favorable outcomes of midline traction appliances. All TAP appliances are designed with single point midline traction.

“Monoblock appliances performed more favorable, compared to bilateral thrust. Midline traction appliances performed more favorable, compared to other designs.”