People suffering from sleep apnea commonly complain about poor quality of sleep caused by snoring. There are a few different treatment options available for people suffering with minor to moderate cases of sleep apnea. For these people a snore guard can help improve breathing issues, reduce snoring and allow you to get a good night’s sleep.
Keep in mind that snore guards are for people with minor to moderate sleep apnea issues. People suffering from a severe case of sleep apnea may require positive airway pressure treatment when they sleep at night. Your physician can help diagnose your degree of sleep apnea.
There are several different snore guard designs. Most fall into one of two categories. Your dentist can help you find the snore guard that is most comfortable for you.
Tongue stabilizing devices are ideal for people with dentures as they do not need to be attached to the teeth.
Mandibular advancement devices come in several different styles. Most all of them attach to the teeth in some way. Some models may have hinges, while other may be made from a boil and bite thermoplastic compound.
If you would like more information about snore guards or your physician has recommended one, please feel free to call us at 269-964-7660 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you get a good night’s sleep.