Last Updated: April 1, 2022

How to Fit a Snoring Mouthpiece

Snoring mouthpieces resemble an athletic mouthguard and use the ‘boil and bite’ process to create a custom impression of the teeth. Every snoring mouthpiece that is designed to create a custom impression requires the following steps:

  • Step 1: Boil a cup of water using a microwave or stove top.
  • Step 2: Submerge the snoring mouthpiece into the cup of boiled water. This softens the material to allow for a custom impression.
  • Step 3: Place the mouthpiece in your mouth and bite down firmly to set the impression.
  • Step 4: Place the device in a cup of cold water to set the impression. Your device is now ready for use.

Benefits of a ‘Boil and Bite’ Snoring Mouthpiece

  • Affordable – Snoring pieces are considerably less expensive as opposed to custom oral appliances that are provided by a dentist. Because there is no need for a dental lab or a dental appointment, the cost savings are passed on to the customer.
  • Fit At Home – A custom impression can be made in the comfort of your own home. The ‘boil and bite’ process eliminates any need for a dental lab to manufacture the device and saves a trip to the dentist.
  • Prevents Teeth Movement – Snoring mouth guards that create a custom impression are designed to prevent tooth movement over time. Properly fitting a snoring mouthpiece is important because a custom impression of the user’s teeth enables an even distribution of force across all teeth while the lower jaw is extended forward. This substantially mitigates the risk of individual tooth movement.

Prefabricated vs. Custom Oral Appliances

There are two types of snoring mouth guards that offer a custom impression. Although both types of devices function the same way to eliminate snoring, there are considerable differences. The most notable distinction is that a prefabricated snoring mouthguard is fitted at home, while a custom oral appliance is done for you by a dentist and takes several weeks to make.

Both prefabricated snoring mouth guards and custom oral appliances maintain an open airway while you sleep. It advances the lower jaw forward which results in preventing the airway from collapsing. Learn more about snoring mouthguards and oral appliances.

Fitting a Snoring Mouthpiece is Easy and Affordable

While every prefabricated snoring mouthpiece is different, nearly all of them use the ‘boil and bite’ process. These snoring mouthguards are often considered an affordable option compared to expensive oral appliances provided by dentists. Those who consider using a custom oral appliance may consider using a ‘boil and bite’ mouthpiece first before using a more expensive alternative.

Medical professionals recommend avoiding snoring mouth guards that do not offer the ability to create a custom impression of the teeth. These devices that lack this critical feature may cause the teeth the shift at night.

A Snoring Mouthpiece that Works

SnoreRx is an affordable, easy to use, and comfortable solution that is as effective as a custom oral appliance to stop snoring. Its Thermal Matrix® design delivers a dental lab quality custom impression in the comfort of your own home.