Ask Your Dentist About Snoring
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 for snoring and sleep apnea that dentists can prescribe to their patients. Traditional mandibular advancement appliances, such as Silent Nite Slide-Link, TAP and 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. Here are four brand-name options:
Silent Nite® Slide-Link ➤
Silent Nite sl is an affordable, custom-made snore-prevention device that is flexible, thin and comfortable for the patient.
TAP® (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) ➤
TAP is a clinically proven appliance solution for snoring and sleep apnea.
Myerson Sleep Better™ EMA® ➤
The EMA (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) custom appliance is a removable intra-oral appliance created for noninvasive treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Ask your dentist for more information or request a list of dentists in your area that prescribe oral appliances for snore prevention or sleep apnea.