A snore guard is a dental appliance that fits into the mouth and over the teeth. It helps to keep the jaw and tongue positioned in such a way that prevents snoring. This appliance is made of hard plastic and is custom-created for each individual patient.
Snoring is when your airway becomes partially or completely blocked while you’re sleeping. This is usually caused by the structures in your mouth. A night guard works by shifting your jaw slightly forward, which helps to open your airway.
In addition to making your airway wider, a snore guard also keeps your mouth from relaxing too much. When you relax your jaw and tongue, they can collapse into a position that partially or fully blocks your airway. A night guard keeps these muscles in place, which helps to prevent snoring.
The snore guard is made from the mold of your mouth. This mold ensures a snug fit while preventing mouth breathing, which can solve snoring issues.
There are two kinds of snore guards:
A custom-made snore guard is made in a dental lab. It is designed specifically for your unique anatomy, which a dentist in Mesa, AZ or dental team member takes impressions of. The snore guard is fitted for maximum comfort.
A snore guard that you can buy in a store is a premade model. It’s designed to fit most mouths, but it may not fit as comfortably as a custom-made model.
Not everyone needs snore guards. If you snore occasionally, and it doesn’t disrupt your sleep or your partner’s, you probably don’t need a snore guard.
However, if you fit either of the following categories, a snore guard may be able to help you:
Snore guard benefits include:
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