It is estimated that more than 90 million North Americans snore while sleeping. During your sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, causing a narrowing of the airway. The decrease in airway space increases the velocity of air that flows through the airway and causes vibrations. This is what creates the “snoring” or “noisy breathing” sounds.
Our practice offers a sleep device that is custom fabricated for you called Silent Nite. This product uses a special slide-link connector that positions the lower jaw into a forward position and keeps the airway open and prevents snoring. The success rate for this oral device is between 80-100%. Silent Nite does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. The device has a hard outer shell that is durable and resists breakage and a soft inner layer that will rest comfortably against your teeth and gums.