Snore aligner

  • Click aligner
  • removable appliance
  • for patients, who suffer from TMJ clicking sounds
  • for nighttime use
  • combination of aligner and herbst appliance

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Snore aligner

Symptoms

Snoring is known to cause sleep deprivation to s norers and those around them, as well as daytime drowsiness, irritability, lack of focus and decreased libido. It has also been suggested that it can cause significant psychological and social damage to sufferers. Multiple studies reveal a positive correlation between loud snoring and risk of heart attack (about +34% chance) and stroke (about +67% chance).

Though snoring is often considered a minor affliction, snorers can sometimes suffer severe impairment of lifestyle.

Causes

Snoring is the result of the relaxation of the uvula and soft palate. These tissues can relax enough to partially block the airway, resulting in irregular airflow and vibrations. Snoring can be attributed to one or more of the following:

  • Throat weakness, causing the throat to close during sleep.
  • Mispositioned jaw, often caused by tension in the muscles.
  • Obesity that has caused fat to gather in and around the throat.
  • Obstruction in the nasal passageway.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Sleep deprivation.
  • Relaxants such as alcohol or other drugs relaxing throat muscles.
  • Sleeping on one’s back, which may result in the tongue dropping to the back of the mouth.[13]

Treatment

So far, there is no certain treatment that can completely stop snoring. Almost all treatments for snoring revolve around lessening the breathing discomfort by clearing the blockage in the air passage.

snore aligner

One style of mandibular advancement splint

Specially made orthopedic appliances called snore aligner, which advance the lower jaw slightly and thereby pull the tongue forward, are a common mode of treatment for snoring. Such appliances have been proven to be effective in reducing snoring and sleep apnea in cases where the apnea is mild to moderate. Mandibular advancement splints are often tolerated much better than CPAP machines.

Positive airway pressure

Surgery

uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Radiofrequency ablation

Bipolar radiofrequency ablation

 

We recommend the use of our new innovation the snore aligne appliance during night. Snore aligner is the clever combination of aligner and herbst appliance. This removable appliance works same as the classic herbst appliance. The mandibula is positioned in edge to edge position of frontal teeth, presenting posterior open bite.

Minor tooth rotation could be treated at the same time.