Snoring can be the result of several factors. Typically, snoring is caused by the relaxing of the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth, making the airway passage smaller. The decrease in space through the airway makes it harder for each breath to get through, and when it does get through the airway passage it moves over the soft tissues in the mouth and throat and causes a vibration that results in the snoring sound. Sleep Apnea may be another cause of snoring.
Mandibular Advancement Device
If you snore at night, then a mandibular advancement device (MAD) may represent a solution and a better night's sleep. The MAD is a specially designed dental device that gently helps keep the lower jaw, or mandible, in a forward position, increasing the space between the airway passage and helping you breathe better so you can get a full, quiet night's sleep.
Some devices also stop the tongue from falling back over your windpipe. We will design and customize these special appliances to meet your individual condition.