How to choose the right size ?
The FroggyMouth appliance exists in 3 sizes (Small, Medium et Large).
The choice of the right size depends on the sex and on the age of the patient.
*The Large size is called “large mouth size”. It is suitable for a minority of adult men. Only 10% of European men are concerned.
The rule: horizontally, the Froggymouth must be slightly smaller than the size of the patient’s mouth.
The action of the Froggymouth is to inhibit the facial nerve – and thus prevent contractions of the lips, chin and cheeks muscles during swallowing.
The inhibition of the facial nerve will favor the action of its antagonist, the trigeminal nerve. The latter controls the respiratory centers in the pontine tegmentum through its sensory nucleus, and will therefore favor a restoration of nasal breathing.
Therefore, when in doubt between two sizes, we will always recommend the smaller one. This will avoid stretching the corner of the lips and thus stimulate the facial nerve.