People often don’t associate snoring with dental treatment of any kind. Snoring, however, actually has close ties to oral health, surprisingly enough. There are snoring appliances that are able to decrease snoring in people. These appliances also have the ability to treat conditions such as OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea). People frequently refer to snoring appliances as ‘Mandibular Advancement Splints.’ They operate in a straightforward manner. These appliances push the tongue and the lower section of the jaw in a forward direction. They do this as people sleep at night. This opens the airways up. Open airways are a lot less likely to vibrate and block.
Use of snoring appliances tends to be pleasant. It’s important, though, to wear appliances that are fitted correctly. It isn’t unheard of for these appliances to feel slightly awkward at first. This generally changes with the passing of time.
Snoring appliances can be optimal for people who suffer from sleep apnoea that’s anywhere between mild and moderate in intensity. These appliances can be particularly helpful to people who are of healthy weight. They can be best for individuals who notice sleep apnoea improvements any time they’re on their sides as well. Snoring appliances generally aren’t suitable for people who suffer from central sleep apnoea.
Dentists who have training in matters that pertain to dental sleep medicine can be of great help to people who have sleep apnoea. They have the expertise necessary to properly choose snoring appliances for patients. They can expertly design, fit and tweak these appliances as well. These devices enable people to breathe comfortably and easily as they sleep. They boost the tongue’s muscle tone. They give steadiness to both the tongue and the lower jaw. They alter the positioning of the uvula, soft palate, tongue and lower jaw, too.