During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. This decrease in the airway space increases the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased in the constricted space, soft tissues vibrate. These vibrations of the soft tissues in the mouth and throat result in snoring. Snoring research has shown that custom fabricated dental devices worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position may increase the space in the airway tube. Increasing the capacity of the airway helps to eliminate snoring.
Our lab can produce a variety of snoring appliances to suit your needs. Come in for a consultation to discuss sleep apnea and the appliance options that will give you a better night's sleep.