It's one thing to be kept awake at night from outside noise. It's quite another thing to be jarred out of sleep by the sound of your partner's snoring (or your own).
But unlike the noise outside your window, snoring is controllable. And it's more than just a nuisance -- it can cause serious health problems. According to the UCLA School of Dentistry, snoring can cause your blood pressure to soar, cause damage to your arteries and increase the risk of stroke.
Dental treatment for snoring includes oral appliances. Resembling a night guard, a snoring appliance is a custom-made snore prevention device that is flexible, thin and comfortable to wear.
Snoring occurs during sleep when the muscles are relaxed and the breathing airway constricts. This constriction increases the speed of air going through, which in turn causes the soft palate and uvula to vibrate. This vibration is what we know as snoring.
The snoring appliance device moves the lower jaw into a forward position in order to increase the airway space and reduce air velocity and soft tissue vibration.
A snoring appliance is transparent. Flexible forms are customized to fit your upper and lower jaws. Comfortable and easy to use, they also help:
- Minimize stiff jaw joints
- Reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease
- Reduce the risk of ADHD in children
Unlike surgery, a snoring appliance is non-invasive and:
- Comfortable to wear
- Easy to care for