What Causes Snoring?
During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the amount of velocity of airflow during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased, soft tissues like the soft palate and uvula vibrate. The vibrations of these tissues result in “noisy breathing” or snoring.
How Can I Prevent Snoring and What is Silent Nite?
Silent Nite is a custom-fabricated dental device that moves the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Special Slide-Link connectors are attached to transparent flexible lower and upper splints. The splints are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the model of your teeth. This allows the fit to be comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing unihibited oral breathing.