Corpus Christi Snoreguards
Do you struggle with loud, chronic snoring that wakes up the whole house? If you answered yes, it’s time for treatment using custom crafted Snoreguards from skilled Corpus Christi sleep dentist, Sarah Pitarra, DDS. We use the state-of-the-art, effective Silent Nite appliance to help patients sleep and breathe deeply – and quietly – through the night. If you want to learn more about snoring, call to schedule a treatment consultation in our Corpus Christi dental office today. We look forward to seeing you soon.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring occurs when air moves over soft tissue in the airway while you inhale and exhale, causing vibration. This can occur because the airway is partially obstructed by your throat muscles and tissues, or it may occur due to fluid buildup when you’re ill or experiencing allergic reactions. Some patients snore because of the position they sleep in and making small adjustments to these positions can improve snoring.
How do Oral Appliances Work?
Oral appliances are crafted to fit against the teeth, and they gently shift the jaw forward. This forward shifting of the jaw places pressure on the throat muscles to keep the airway clear. Worn nightly, oral appliance can significantly decrease snoring, improving quantity and quality of sleep.
What makes the Silent Nite Appliance Special?
Since 1997, Silent Nite appliances have been used to treat snoring. The original appliances used a set of customized mouthguards fitted to your smile. They were held together by a static connector that shifted the bottom jaw forward, opening the airway. While these original appliances offered effective treatment, they needed to be adjusted in our office, and patients had very limited mobility once their appliances were in position. The new Silent Nite slide-link appliances allow patients to make small adjustments on their own to ensure optimal results. While the new slide-link appliances are smaller and more flexible, they are actually 300% stronger than the original straps. They are crafted so that the end of the strap that connects to the top of the appliance is snapped into position and remains in place. The end of the strap that attaches to the bottom of the appliance is able to slide in and out of position comfortably. This means patients can exchange their slide links at-home to achieve the quantity and quality of sleep they deserve.