Oral Anti-Snoring Devices

Advanced General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Denver, CO


Oral Anti-Snoring Devices services offered in Denver, CO

At least 25% of Americans snore regularly, disrupting sleep and making them tired and groggy in the morning. At Capitol Premier Dental Group in Denver, Colorado, Dan Yahnian, DDS, and the team offer several oral anti-snoring devices and tips to reduce snoring and improve your sleep quality. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to explore the different types of oral anti-snoring devices.

Oral Anti-Snoring Devices Q & A

What are oral anti-snoring devices?

Snoring can diminish your quality of sleep and disturb those around you. If you frequently snore, which creates a harsh noise from your throat or nose when you sleep, you may wake up with a sore throat or headaches. Oral anti-snoring devices are appliances you place in your mouth to prevent snoring symptoms.

What are the different types of oral anti-snoring devices?

The team at Capitol Premier Dental Group offers several oral anti-snoring devices, such as:

Mandibular advancement devices (MADs)
A MAD is a custom-made dental appliance that resembles a mouthguard. You place the MAD in your mouth while you sleep to gently shift the lower jaw forward. 

This slight movement prevents the tongue from obstructing your airway to promote healthy airflow and prevent snoring.

Tongue-retaining devices
A tongue-retaining device is a small device that stabilizes your tongue. Similar to a MAD, the device prevents your tongue from blocking airflow. The appliance sits on your lips and contains a hole you put your tongue through to keep it from moving. 

A custom-made mouthguard aligns your jaws and shifts your bite into the proper position to prevent airflow blockage. 

After a complete dental evaluation, the team can recommend the best anti-snoring device for you.

Who can benefit from oral anti-snoring devices?

Snoring affects millions of Americans each year. People snore for many different reasoning, such as:

Positional snoring
If the tongue relaxes too much when you sleep, it can obstruct your airway and cause snoring. Elevating your head or sleeping on your side may prevent snoring and help you wake up feeling more refreshed.

Pressure from carrying extra weight can construct your neck and lead to snoring. Weight loss and a change in sleeping position may help improve your symptoms.

Physical features
Many physical features can increase your risk of snoring, such as:

  • A large tongue
  • Excess neck weight
  • Deviated septum
  • Receding chin

Enlarged tonsils can also cause snoring by restricting the airway and impeding airflow.

Sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that causes the muscles in the back of the throat to relax during sleep. The tissue in the back of the throat collapses, which blocks your airway. Alcohol consumption and excess weight may raise your risk of the condition.

Call Capitol Premier Dental Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about oral anti-snoring devices.

Learn More About Oral Anti-Snoring Devices