Snoring appliances or “Mandibular Advancement Devices” are designed to open up the airway to reduce snoring in patients with mild to moderate sleep apnoea.
What is sleep apnoea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea occurs when there is a partial or full blockage of your airway.
Your brain will then register a lack of oxygen and respond with muscle spasms.
You will then often wake with a start, resume breathing and then return to sleep.
This can occur several times throughout the night, causing a disruptive sleep.
How does a dental snorning appliance work?
Snoring Appliances work by holding the lower jaw slightly forward during sleep thereby opening the airway at the back of the throat which is responsible for the snoring and obstruction.
The tongue is attached to the lower jaw, and with the jaw held forward the tongue is prevented from collapsing back.