Snore Prevention

During sleep, muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax, shrinking the airway. This increases the 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.

For the majority of snorers, the most affordable, non-invasive, comfortable, effective snoring solution remains a dentist-prescribed snoring preventative device such as Silent Nite® sl.

To determine the patient's starting anteriorization, a bite registration should be taken using the sl-protrusion gauge. The sl-protrusion gauge is designed to directly register the appropriate mandibular advancement (protrusion) for the patient receiving the Silent Nite sl.

Silent Nite sl 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 connectors are attached to transparent flexible upper and lower splints. To determine the patient's starting anteriorization, a bite registration should be taken using the sl-protrusion gauge. The sl-protrusion gauge is designed to directly register the appropriate mandibular advancement (protrusion) for the patient receiving the Silent Nite sl.The splints are custom-laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist's model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing uninhibited oral breathing.

The AADSM Treatment Protocol is reprinted and posted with permission from the AADSM.

 

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