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Not too long ago, we reviewed the SnoreQuiet TSD, and discovered that it was actually a pretty cool little device. Well today, we are taking a closer look at its sister-product… the SnoreQuiet MAD. MAD, as you probably know, stands for mandibular advancement device, and it is altogether a little bit different from a TSD.
We were pretty excited to start taking a closer look at this product, mostly because there has been a bit of a ‘buzz’ going on about it online. Rumor has it that the SnoreQuiet is just as good as many other MADs on the market, but that their product costs far less than the competition.
So we were naturally intrigued.
Here is what you need to know.
Product Classification and Instructions For Use
This product is definitely classified as an MAD (mandibular advancement device).
As far as instructions for use go, the official product websites makes it really easy to access all of the necessary steps—which is pretty awesome. The first thing you need to do is to dip the device in boiling water, and then bite down on it to fit it. This is what they call ‘boil and bite’ technology, and it is pretty much the industry standard for fitting mouthpieces like this.
Personally, we really like this method of fitting. Some devices don’t utilize this method, but we are not as into that approach. Some newer devices are also using dental impressions to build custom mouthpieces—and while that is a pretty cool direction as well, it is more expensive and usually requires more effort.
Overall, we are pleased with this fitting method. When we tried the device, it actually worked really well for us. Another great thing about it is that you can mold it more than one time if you don’t get it quite right at first.
Cleaning the mouthpiece is pretty easy. You just brush it with a toothbrush, and you can also soak it in mouthwash.
How Does SnoreQuiet Work?
Like most MADs on the market today, the SnoreQuiet MAD works by slightly advancing the lower jawline during sleep. This opens up the back of the airway, creating more room for the air to move through.
A leading cause of snoring is soft palate vibration, which happens when the loose, soft tissues of the upper airway partially collapse in and obstruct the windpipe during sleep. As the air rushes through, this loose tissue vibrates… creating the noise that we have come to know as snoring.
Devices like the SnoreQuiet help to stop snoring by opening up the upper airway.
Clinical Background and FDA Approval
We didn’t see any references to FDA approval or clinical background information on the website. They did say that the device is doctor recommended, and they also say that it is ‘quality control approved.’ The device has really, really good customer reviews, and the official website says that this is a ‘top rated anti snoring device.’
It seems to go without saying that this device has not been FDA approved, and that it has not undergone any clinical testing (though MADs and other oral devices have been tested before). But we actually don’t have much of a problem with this. As long as the device is made from safe materials, not having FDA approval can sometimes make the product cheaper—and that seems to be the case here.
We have seen no reason to believe that the SnoreQuiet is anything less than ‘superb’ in quality, so even though both of these inquiries were met with a dead end—we didn’t have much of a reason to be disappointed with it.
Can There Be Any Side Effects?
We didn’t see much in the way of side effect information on the official website… but we do know that mandibular advancement devices, in general, can cause a few minor side effects. They can cause excessive drooling, slight discomfort of the teeth and jaw, and can be difficult to get used to wearing. If they don’t fit right, they can also cause soreness in the gums.
As a general rule, getting used to the device negates most side effects after a week or two… but if any of them persist, it might be a good idea to look into it a bit more. Thankfully, SnoreQuiet offers a return policy… and we will talk about it in a minute.
How Much Does the SnoreQuiet Cost?
The SnoreQuiet MAD was priced at just $29.95 when we looked at it, making it one of the most affordable MADs on the market today. It is actually pretty challenging to find an MAD priced under $50… and most of the premium-grade devices out there cost at least $80, if not more.
Of course, the SnoreQuiet is a simple device. There are no adjustments or controls for setting the amount of advancement. It is just a simple mandibular advancement device… but thanks to this, it is priced affordably, which is awesome.
What Do We Know About the Company Behind the SnoreQuiet MAD?
According to the terms and conditions page on the official website, the website is owned and operated by Sunlight Unlimited LLC. We are not totally sure if this is the manufacturing company, or just the distributor… but either way, that is what we were able to track down on the official website.
The product is said to be designed and engineered in the USA though, which is really awesome. The best way to get in touch with them seems to be via the Contact Us page hosted on the company website. Email seems to be the best method of contact.
The company offers a 30 day return policy on their product, which is really cool. Nowadays, a lot of companies are doing this… making it to where we would really hesitate to purchase a product that didn’t come with some kind of return policy.
We were quite pleased to discover this about the SnoreQuiet MAD.
As far as we can tell, there are no scam complaints listed for this product online. We did find a few negative reviews for the product on TrustSpot… and a lot of these negative reviews said that the product either didn’t work for that user, or that shipping took a long time.
But there were also quite a few positive reviews as well, and most of the reviews that we have seen online in other places were positive. Plus, our experience with the product was not bad at all. It actually worked pretty well for us. Granted, it is small and inexpensive. If your snoring problems are really bad (bad enough to require more than jaw advancement), or if your teeth are too large to fit into the grooves of the device, then yes… there is a chance that it is not going to work for you.
But for the most part, we didn’t find anything to complain about.
One thing that is a bit of a hassle is that they charge a fee for returning the product. They make this pretty plain on their Return page, and state that all returns are subject to a $25 disposal fee.
This is definitely kind of a downside, as it would barely allow for you to get any money back for the product. But at the same time, the product is so inexpensive that we didn’t feel like it was a deal breaker. Plus, since it seems to work so well, it seems unlikely that many people would need to return it.
It would obviously be better if this fee wasn’t charged, but it is still not that big of a deal to us.
What Can Users Expect From the SnoreQuiet MAD?
If you have never used an MAD of any kind before, then be prepared to have to get used to the product a bit. It might be a little uncomfortable at first. You may even have to re-mold it a time or two to get it right. But once you get this down, you should be good to go.
Who May Not Benefit From the SnoreQuiet MAD?
We didn’t see much in the way of specific instructions for who should or shouldn’t use this device on the main product website. But as a general rule, people who have dentures, partials, or any other significant problems with their teeth should not use MADs, because they can put even more pressure on the teeth and that may not be a good thing.
It is also generally understood that teenagers under the age of 18 shouldn’t use such devices, because their teeth are still developing.
But aside from this, just about anyone should, in theory, be able to make use of an MAD like the SnoreQuiet.
Does This Device Require a Doctor’s Involvement or a Prescription?
No, you can buy and use this device without the involvement or a doctor or a prescription.
Maintenance Requirements and Replacement
We didn’t really see any replacement information on the website, but most MADs need to be replaced anywhere from 6 to 12 months after purchase.
As for maintenance, you can clean the device with a toothbrush after use, and also soak it in some mouthwash to keep it clean and fresh.
Our Verdict About SnoreQuiet MAD Device
All things considered, we loved this product. Granted, it has a few downsides… but at the same time, it is easy to buy and is priced quite affordably. If you are looking for an awesome MAD that won’t break the bank, then this might be one to try out.
It isn’t fancy, but it gets the job done!
The best thing about it is that it gives you an option that just doesn’t cost very much. Affordability can be a pretty big stumbling block when it comes to getting people access to the snoring devices that they need. But this is one of a few options on the market that does a good job of bypassing this problem… which is very cool!
The Cost To Get The SnoreQuiet MAD Shipped to Canada
The SnoreQuiet MAD is currently available with free worldwide shipping—which is outstanding!
Where Can I Buy The SnoreQuiet MAD If I Live in Canada?
If you live in Canada, the best place to buy this product is on the official company website.
- Free shipping
- Has a good reputation online
- We tested it, and it worked well for us
- Can be boiled and molded for a custom fit
- Comes with a 30 day return policy
- Has a few negative reviews online
- It doesn’t work for everyone
- Very simplistic and a little bit on the small side—might not fit everyone
- Return policy doesn’t get you all of your money back
Summary: If you’re looking for something simple, easy to use and affordable then it will be hard to find a better priced snoring mouthpiece than SnoreQuiet MAD.