Snoring is caused when the muscles and soft tissue in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. A relaxed and/or collapsed airway produces soft tissue vibrations during breathing and snoring is the result.
An oral appliance can greatly reduce or stop snoring for most people.
A snoring appliance is an oral appliance that resembles an athletic mouthpiece. Small and flexible, it has no moving parts, masks, hoses, or batteries. Generally made from sterile plastic it is easy to clean with a regular toothbrush.
Custom fit by a dentist in one simple, painless visit. Fit to the patient's teeth to keep the upper and lower jaw in position when the jaw and throat muscles relax during sleep. This keeps the airway open providing restful, quiet sleep.
Comfortable for Patients - 88% of patients reported regular use of SomnoDent device - Unique SMH BFlex technology provides unparalleled comfort - Patients can talk and open / close their mouths and lips while wearing device.
High Quality - FDA 510(k) cleared and manufactured at an ISO 13485 certified facility - Customized using the highest quality acrylic which does not discolor or attract odors - Device life expectancy 3-5 years; and devices have a 3 year warranty against manufacturing defects
Uniquely Compliant - The first and only dorsal fin oral device with micro-recorder that objectively records compliance data - Reports include hours device is worn and patient's supine or non-supine head position
Clinically Effective- 15 independent studies demonstrate the device's significant clinical benefits - 91% of patients reported improvement in sleep quality with SomnoDent
One way to treat people who have sleep apnea is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. A CPAP device includes a mask, tubes and a fan. It uses air pressure to push the tongue forward and open the throat thus allowing air to properly flow through. It reduces snoring and prevents apnea disturbances.
You should put your CPAP device on whenever you sleep, even for naps. A CPAP device does not cure sleep apnea; but, when you use the device correctly, your sleep problems should get much better.