Georgetown Smile can improve your sleep!
Snoring can be a real problem, not only for the person who snores, but also for the partner and other family members who live with the snorer. However, there is a dentist-prescribed solution for a more restful night’s sleep!
What causes snoring?
During the sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. This decrease in space increases the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing. As the velocity increases in the constricted space, the soft tissues like the soft palate and the uvula vibrate producing the classic snoring sound. It should also be noted that sleep studies have shown the excess body weight, heavy alcohol consumption and sedatives have been shown to increase the severity of snoring.
How can my dentist prevent snoring?
The SILENT NITE snoring prevention device gently positions the lower jaw into a forward position by means of special connectors that are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower forms. These upper and lower forms are custom laminated with heat and pressure to a mold of your mouth. They have an excellent fit and are very comfortable since they have a soft inner layer. With your lower jaw slightly forward, the airway stays open and prevents soft tissue vibration which cause snoring. Even with congested nasal passages, the SILENT NITE device prevents snoring and odes not inhibit oral breathing. It also has been proven effective in cases of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Snoring research confirms effectiveness
Snoring research has shown that custom fabricated dental devices worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position increase the airway rube space which reduces the air velocity and soft tissue vibrations. By preventing soft tissue vibrations, snoring is eliminated. In clinical research studies, these dentist prescribed oral devices have exhibited initial snoring prevention success rates of between 70-100%*