TAPAppliance-300x214What Are Snore Guards?

Snore Guards are Intraoral appliances that are used to prevent snoring by opening up the airway.

snore-guardsAdvantages

  • Easier to use and easier to maintain when compared to other complicated devices like CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)
  • Studies show most patients prefer its use to CPAP
  • Improvement in sleep in many patients
  • Extraordinary reduction in snoring in many patients
  • Dental devices are small in size and as such can be conveniently used even when the patient is traveling
  • Oral appliances are considered to be more effective than most types of surgery

Disadvantages

  • Most effective in mild to moderate cases but it is recommended for severe sleep apnea if CPAP can’t be tolerated
  • Requires regular dental supervision to ensure proper use
  • May produce side effects such as soreness; damage to jaw, teeth and mouth; saliva build-up and in rare cases nausea
  • Permanent changes in the position of teeth and jaw occur in some cases where patients use it on a long term basis

To find out what treatment options may be right for you, please contact Dr. Lippitt today for a consultation.


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