Frequently Asked Questions
What causes snoring?
Snoring happens when your body forces air through your throat when it is fully or partially blocked by the muscles and tissues of your tongue, neck, and throat. The air causes those tissues to vibrate, and the resulting sound is a snore. Snoring often results when your jaw relaxes while you sleep and causes the muscles in your throat to collapse and close off your airway.
What should I look for in an anti-snoring mouthpiece?
Many medical professionals agree that an anti-snoring oral appliance is effective if it is adjustable and, more importantly, if the user can easily adjust it on their own. An effective mouthpiece should let you advance your jaw as needed by at least 1 millimeter increments.
Customization is another key feature to look for. The more you can customize the fit of your appliance, the better it will work for you.
The proprietary design of SnoreRx allows you to adjust the advancement settings as needed without any screws, springs, or other hardware components that could damage your teeth or put a strain on your TMJ.
How does SnoreRx work?
SnoreRx is a mandibular advancement device (MAD) that gently props your lower jaw forward. This helps maintain a clear airway while you sleep and prevents the irritating sound we call “snoring.”
SnoreRx is a one-of-a-kind snoring mouthpiece because it offers many levels of customization including the ability to advance your jaw in one-millimeter increments. Each model lets you select the advancement setting that feels and works the best for you.
Is SnoreRx safe to use?
Yes, SnoreRx is perfectly safe. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine acknowledges that an oral appliance is a safe and effective treatment for the prevention of snoring. SnoreRx contains no harmful hardware like screws or springs that could pose a choking hazard or damage your teeth.
Is SnoreRx approved by the FDA?
Yes, SnoreRx has been cleared by the FDA for the reduction of snoring. In fact, SnoreRx was the very first anti-snoring mouth guard that was approved for over-the-counter use based on its history of safety and efficacy.
Is there a risk of choking while wearing SnoreRx?
No, there are no small parts on SnoreRx that could present a potential choking hazard. Every element of the device is too large to become lodged in the throat.
Do you offer a guarantee?
Yes, we offer a 30-night guarantee on our products to new customers because we are confident that SnoreRx really works. If there's any reason that you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to refund you the purchase price. Please see our guarantee page for more details on our return policy.
Preparing and Adjusting SnoreRx
How do I custom fit my SnoreRx?
SnoreRx uses the boil-and-bite process to create a custom impression of your teeth. For detailed information on how to create an impression on your SnoreRx, please see our fitting instructions.
Can I retake my SnoreRx impression if it didn't come out right the first time?
Yes. If the first impression you took doesn't clearly display well-defined teeth marks, you can repeat the custom fitting steps one more time. The entire impression process can be done a total of two times.
Is SnoreRx adjustable?
Yes. SnoreRx's patented design lets you move the position of your jaw in one-millimeter increments up to six millimeters.
We recommend you start using SnoreRx on the one-millimeter setting on the first night you wear it. If the snoring hasn't reduced after 3 to 5 nights, then advance your setting by one millimeter. Wear each new SnoreRx setting for a minimum of 3 to 5 nights before you advance it again. Most users get good results on a setting of three to five millimeters.
How do I adjust SnoreRx?
SnoreRx can be adjusted in one millimeter increments to provide optimal comfort and effectiveness. For detailed information on how to adjust your SnoreRx, please refer to the adjustment instructions on the How It Works page.
Which SnoreRx setting is the best?
Most SnoreRx users find that somewhere between the three- and five-millimeter settings is enough to stop snoring. However, we recommend that you begin wearing SnoreRx at the one-millimeter setting and advance your device gradually if the snoring hasn't improved after a few nights. Every time you advance your SnoreRx, do so by just one millimeter and wear it at that setting for at least 3 to 5 nights before you move it again.
Use and Care of SnoreRx
Can SnoreRx be made larger or smaller?
SnoreRx comes in one standard size, but it accommodates most jaw sizes.
Is SnoreRx difficult to get used to wearing?
Wearing SnoreRx can become second nature for you, but as with any other oral appliance or prosthetic, it may take a little time to get used to it. Allow yourself up to five nights of consistent use to see if your mouth gets used to the feel of SnoreRx. It's perfectly normal to experience some soreness in your jaw, teeth, and gums during this adjustment phase. But if you have severe pain or discomfort that doesn't fade after a few days of use, then stop using SnoreRx immediately and contact your dentist or physician.
How do I know if SnoreRx is working?
The easiest way to tell if SnoreRx works for you is to have someone listen for snoring sounds while you sleep. If you share a bedroom with someone, then they will definitely let you know!
But when in doubt, try using a smartphone app like Sleep Score or SnoreLab to check for snoring sounds while you sleep.
Does SnoreRx allow for mouth breathing?
Although SnoreRx doesn't require you to breathe through your mouth, SnoreRx does allow for full mouth breathing due to its V-Flow™ design.
How should I care for and clean my SnoreRx?
Clean SnoreRx daily to prevent the buildup of debris and offensive odors. Aseptic Guard is a good cleaning solution that works well for many SnoreRx users. Toothbrush and toothpaste are also effective. Stay away from abrasive cleaners such as mouthwash, dishwashing soap, ammonia, bleach, and other household cleaning products. Give your SnoreRx a chance to air-dry after wearing it or cleaning it.
How long does SnoreRx last?
SnoreRx typically lasts around 6 to 11 months of use, but we can't guarantee a specific length of time as this varies from person-to-person. For example, people who have a habit of grinding their teeth or clenching their jaw while they sleep may wear out their SnoreRx device quickly and need to replace it much sooner than 6 months.
Should I tell my dentist that I am using SnoreRx?
Yes. In fact, we recommend that you tell your dentist that you are using SnoreRx at your next visit.
What should I expect when using SnoreRx?
SnoreRx can start working for you within a week, just as soon as you find the right setting. It's also important to know that dry mouth, a little initial soreness, or even excess drooling are all totally normal when you first start wearing SnoreRx. You can reduce these effects by wearing SnoreRx for a few days during waking hours for at least 45 minutes at a time to help your mouth get used to the sensation.
Does SnoreRx help with tooth grinding (bruxism)?
SnoreRx has only been approved by the FDA for the reduction of snoring, and it is not intended to address any medical condition such as tooth grinding or jaw clenching. If you grind or clench your teeth and purchase SnoreRx, you may notice that your device will need replacement within just a few months.
Should I be able to close my mouth while I'm wearing SnoreRx?
This totally depends on your individual anatomy and preference. Some people can comfortably close their lips over the device while wearing it, but others might not be able to. SnoreRx is designed to be comfortable and effective either way.
Factors and Considerations
Is there anyone who should not use SnoreRx?
SnoreRx should not be used by individuals who:
- Have central sleep apnea
- Are under the age of 18 years
- Have a history of TMD (temporomandibular disorder)
- Have a respiratory disorder
- Have loose teeth, abscesses, severe gum disease, or advanced periodontal disease
- Wear dentures, braces, or other dental appliances
- Have dental implants, crowns, or bridges (unless approved by their dentist)
Can I wear SnoreRx if I have dentures or a dental bridge?
SnoreRx is not recommended for people who wear dentures. If you have a bridge or a partial near the back of your mouth, we recommend you consult with your dentist prior to purchasing and using SnoreRx. SnoreRx requires both the upper and lower four front teeth to be natural.
I have dental implants. Can I use SnoreRx?
If you have had one or more dental implants placed towards the back of your mouth within the past 12 months, then we don't recommend that you wear SnoreRx. Additionally, SnoreRx requires that both your upper and lower four front teeth be natural. If you have dental implants, talk with your dentist before purchasing and using SnoreRx.
Can I wear SnoreRx with braces or retainers?
SnoreRx is not recommended for patients who are currently undergoing orthodontic treatment. Talk to your orthodontist before using SnoreRx.
Can SnoreRx be used to treat sleep apnea?
SnoreRx is only approved by the FDA for the reduction of snoring.
What are the side-effects of using SnoreRx?
While most users do not experience side-effects, SnoreRx may cause:
- Sore gums or teeth
- Pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
- Excessive salivation
- Obstruction of oral breathing
- Tooth movement or change in dental occlusion
Is SnoreRx covered by insurance or Medicare?
Most insurance companies classify snoring as a non-medical condition. But we recommend that you check your insurance provider to find out whether they offer reimbursement.
Can I use SnoreRx if I have an overbite?
Yes! Many of our customers who have an overbite successfully use SnoreRx. We recommend that when you receive SnoreRx, make sure the device is set to the neutral setting of 1 millimeter before you take your impression and begin wearing your device. If the snoring is not reduced after 3 to 5 nights, advance the setting by one millimeter. Each setting should be worn for a minimum of 3 to 5 nights before adjusting the device again.
Can I use SnoreRx if I have dental crowns or caps?
Please check with your dentist before you start wearing SnoreRx if you have dental crowns.
Where does SnoreRx ship from?
Domestic orders ship from our facility located in Southern California. Orders addressed to Canada and Australia will be shipped by a local fulfillment warehouse in the country that the order is being sent to.
What are your shipping options?
We currently offer the following shipping options:
- United States Postal Service - First Class Delivery - 3-7 business days
- FedEx Priority Overnight - Next business day
- FedEx 2Day - Two Business days
- International Economy - 4-6 business days
- International Priority - 1-3 business days
A fulfillment center in Canada will ship your order within 1-3 business days. You will receive an email notification once your item has shipped.
Note: Delivery time is dependent on customs clearance. The customer is responsible for all duties/taxes.
*FedEx deliveries are based on business days (Monday-Friday). We do not offer Saturday delivery.
When will my order ship?
Domestic orders ship from our facility on business days, Monday through Friday, except for holidays. All orders placed before 2:00 PM Pacific Time will ship that same business day. Orders placed after 2:00 PM Pacific will leave our facility the following business day.
You will receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number when your device leaves our facility. If your order has not been received, please verify that the address provided at time of checkout was correct and that no apartment number or suite number is missing. Address correction fees may apply.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! Orders addressed to Canada and Australia will be shipped by a local fulfillment warehouse in the country that the order is being sent to. These facilities ship orders within 1 to 3 business days from the time the order is placed. Once the order leaves the fulfillment center, an email will be provided with a tracking number for the shipment. Fulfillment may take up to 2-3 business days.
Orders shipped via USPS International and FedEx International will leave from our facility in Southern California. Shipping rates vary between countries, and local customs charges, duties, and taxes are the responsibility of the customer. Shipping via USPS International may take up to 21 days for delivery.
How do I return my order?
Please visit our Guarantee page to submit a return request. If your SnoreRx is eligible for a return, you can submit a return notice form, and we will give you instructions for sending your device back for a refund.