Peer reviewed articles have established that advancing the lower mandible forward is highly effective at maintaining an open airway and thereby reducing snoring. The medical issue is to advance the jaw enough to achieve the clinical result, but not beyond which could result in comorbidities like TMJ, ligament damage etc.

The best anti snore intra oral devices offer the ability to adjust in 1mm increments to the needs of the individual patient. The oral contours of every patient are unique so it is critical to be able to precisely select the degree of advancement. This process often requires multiple changes in the setting. Thus, the intra oral appliance should allow the patient the ability to unlock the current setting and select a new setting. Many patients after 8-10 months require a new setting, because their jaw has reset itself.

The other component to clinical effectiveness is patient comfort. If the patient does not like, or cannot tolerate the oral appliance, they will elect to not use it. I have found that when patients are able to select their ideal setting, they are far more comfortable and thus more compliant and likely to use their device every night.

It is often difficult to establish the degree of advancement selected. Devices that integrate a measurement system allows the patient to precisely identify the degree of advancement and hence a reference point to make further adjustments.

I believe the best designed devices do not employ hardware of any kind, or require tools. Because the jaw muscle is the strongest muscle in the body, it can assert enough pressure to break many devices. Many patients suffer from chipped and broken teeth from devices that employ hardware.

To summarize the features to look for when selecting a prefabricated intra oral appliance for the treatment of snoring are:

• Ability to adjust in 1mm increments
• Custom impression of the patient’s teeth
• No hardware of any kind
• An integrated ruler to display setting selected

 

Dr. Mandell is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The American Dental Society, The Massachussets Dental and Periodontal Societies and The International Association of Dental Research.  Dr. Mandell received his dental degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry. Dr. Mandell is an advisor for SnoreRx.

 

Dr. Mandell is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The American Dental Society, The Massachussets Dental and Periodontal Societies and The International Association of Dental Research.  Dr. Mandell received his dental degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry.

Dr. Mandell is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The American Dental Society, The Massachussets Dental and Periodontal Societies and The International Association of Dental Research.  Dr. Mandell received his dental degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry.

For those who would appreciate a supplement to the instructions that were provided with your SnoreRx, we are happy to announce new and updated instruction videos.

We would like to thank our customers who provided feedback and suggestions on the videos. A new video on how to adjust the device has been created, and the custom fitting video now suggests using a microwave rather than a stove to heat the device.

View the videos below on how to custom fit and adjust SnoreRx.

 

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding using SnoreRx. 

 

Dr. Mandell is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The American Dental Society, The Massachussets Dental and Periodontal Societies and The International Association of Dental Research.  Dr. Mandell received his dental degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry.

Sleep is important. It’s a time when the brain gets a chance to reboot. Constant disruptions to sleep lead to all kind of health risks, which is why snoring can be so hazardous. Just because snoring is common doesn’t mean it’s harmless. About 90 million Americans suffer from snoring activity during sleep. Although most people agree that snoring can be a bothersome, they usually don’t take it seriously. We in the sleep community want to try to spread public awareness regarding snoring and the risks associated with it. Snoring has been connected to many medical issues, including cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, obstructive sleep apnea, which blocks breathing airways, excess weight gain, and much more. Take the initiative to protect your health and learn more about snoring.

To learn more about snoring, click here to download the White Paper, Snoring: A Precursor to Medical Issues.

If you or your partner is a frequent loud snorer, stops breathing, gasps or chokes during sleep, experiences excessive restlessness at night or feels sleepy during the day, talk to your primary care physician right away. There are numerous options for personalized care available for snoring, and in more severe cases, obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring: A Precursor to Medical Issues can help you explore those options and give you a better understanding of what those options entail.

 

Dr. Mandell is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, The American Dental Society, The Massachussets Dental and Periodontal Societies and The International Association of Dental Research.  Dr. Mandell received his dental degree from the Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry.