Do You Need to Use the Snoring Appliance?
For a person to have the necessary energy throughout the day, they need to sleep a quality and moderate amount of sleep at night. The way to gain this necessary energy is through a revitalizing, relaxing and deep sleep. However, the quality of sleep is negatively affected when snoring is present, which can also affect daily life. To eliminate this, snoring needs to be prevented. The most commonly used method for treating snoring is a snoring appliance.
What is Snoring?
Snoring is a sound that is produced when the air passing through the narrowed airway hits the surrounding soft tissues and vibrates during breathing while sleeping.
Causes of snoring include weight, alcohol, smoking, stress, and the use of antidepressants. It is also highly influenced by genetic predisposition.
Snoring is a disease that is related to sleep apnea. If the person's snoring does not disturb the environment or the person themselves, such as; the spouse or family members are not disturbed by it and it does not cause any discomfort to the person, treatment may not be necessary. However, 75% of people who snore also have sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is defined as the complete cessation of breathing during sleep. It must be treated. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to constant fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, weight gain, hypertension, and heart disease.
Snoring and therefore sleep apnea can be solved with non-surgical treatments. The most commonly used solution is a snoring appliance (prosthesis).
What is a Snoring Appliance (Prosthesis)?
Snoring appliance is an intraoral prosthesis specially produced in the laboratory with the help of measurements taken from the person. It is made of a hard, transparent material.
How Does a Snoring Prosthesis Work?
The snoring appliance works by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward and creating a small opening. This opening does not interfere with the closing of the lips. Additionally, the forward positioning of the jaw does not cause any strain, deformities or pain.
This design of the snoring prosthesis both keeps the airway open and strengthens the muscles that relax during sleep, thus contributing to improvement. The appliance is only used during sleep and does not cause damage to teeth or surrounding tissues, does not cause nausea, or interfere with falling asleep.
How is a Snoring Prosthesis Prepared?
After taking the measurements of the person's mouth and teeth, a snoring appliance is prepared in a laboratory setting, specifically for the individual. Clear, hard acrylic materials are used to design a tooth prosthesis. The appliance is designed to position the lower jaw slightly forward and leave a small opening.
After the appliances are prepared, dental professionals will give you detailed information on how to install and remove them. They will also inform you of the care and hygiene required for the appliances.
Snoring appliance, will keep your airway open and strengthen your jaw muscles during sleep to prevent your jaw from falling back. This will eliminate snoring. You don't need to use these appliances at all hours of the day. You only need to use it when you sleep at night.The appliance you wear during sleep will hold your lower jaw in a forward position. However this will not cause any pain in the jaw or cause any deformities or problems in the jaw.
What are the Advantages of Snoring Appliance?
The advantages of snoring appliance are as follows:
- It shows its effect from the first day it is used.
- According to research, it has a success rate of 95%.
- It helps the individual to get rid of snoring problem without the need for surgical operation.
- It is very easy to start using this appliance. Because it does not cause any difficulty in getting used to and using it.
- It is a cheap and short-term treatment method.
- Its effect has been scientifically proven.