While we are breathing, air flows in and out in a steady stream from our nose or mouth to our lungs. When we are asleep, the area at the back of the throat sometimes narrows. When the jaw opens and the tongue falls into the back of the throat, the airway narrows forcing air through the small opening. The same amount of air passing through this smaller opening can cause the tissues surrounding the opening to vibrate, which in turn can cause the sounds of snoring.
Fortunately, there are cost-effective snore prevention devices that we can customize for you, including the commonly known Silent Nite ® and other devices, designed to cover your needs. The Silent Nite is an affordable, custom-made snore-prevention device that is flexible, thin and comfortable for the patient.
These devices position the lower jaw into a forward position by means of special connectors that are attached to transparent flexible upper & lower forms. The forms are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist’s model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable.
To learn more about snoring devices, please contact us today! Patients see us for snoring devices from Boston, Somerville, Harvard Square and Cambridge, MA.