A snoring appliance is worn at night to prevent snoring. The appliance repositions the lower jaw, tongue, soft palate, and uvula. As a result, the airflow becomes freer, and snoring is eliminated.
Custom-Made Snoring Appliances
Snoring appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth comfortably and to stop you from snoring. They are usually designed from very light materials, such as plastic or acrylic resin, which makes them more comfortable and easier to wear than other types of snoring devices.
Snoring appliances work by gently holding your lower jaw in a forward position, which keeps your airways clear and prevents them from becoming obstructed. This stops you from snoring and allows for a much more pleasant and calm sleep.
Snoring appliances are often called “anti-snoring mouthpieces” or “snore guards.” These oral appliances resemble a mouth guard and are designed to be worn while you sleep.
OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) Appliances
Snoring appliances are oral appliances that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. These devices open your airway by bringing your lower jaw forward. The lower jaw is moved forward using gentle force with the help of a hinge.
Tongue Retaining Devices
Tongue retaining devices (TRDs) are custom-made oral appliances designed to move the lower jaw forward. This forward movement moves the tongue away from the back of the throat. This is typically the first option for snoring treatment.
Jaw Repositioning Appliances
Jaw repositioning appliances, also called splints, are designed to push the lower jaw into a forward position. By moving the jawbone forward, they help widen the airway and reduce snoring.
Some patients experience jaw pain with these types of devices. The discomfort can be minimized by adjusting the fit of the appliance. The discomfort often goes away as the body adjusts. These devices are typically only worn at night and used for a few months since chronic use can cause the jaw muscles to weaken over time.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Finesse Dental Care, call (805) 410-9324 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist Thousand Oaks, CA at 860 Hampshire Rd., Suite E, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361.