An estimated 80 million people in North America snore. Taking into account the snorer’s spouse and children, as many as 160 million people are negatively affected by snoring. Snoring not only interrupts your sleep cycle, it can also be a symptom of a condition called sleep apnea.
Fortunately, there are cost-effective oral appliances available to comprehensive family dentistry for snoring and sleep apnea that dentists can prescribe to their patients. Traditional mandibular advancement appliances, such as Silent Nite Slide-Link, TAP and the Myerson EMA, help reduce or eliminate snoring by moving the lower jaw forward, opening the airway to allow air to flow more freely. A newer, less invasive device called aveoTSD is also available. It works by gently holding the tongue forward using gentle suction, preventing it from falling back into the throat and obstructing the airway.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about custom snore guards or to schedule an oral health consultation with one of our doctors.