Snoring typically happens due to restricted air flow caused by a collapsing of the throat and structures within the throat or excess throat tissue that interferes with the normal functioning of the airway. Although habitual snoring is a very common condition experienced by an estimated 25% of adults, it can be more than an annoying habit; it can not only decrease the quality of sleep for you and those around you, but is linked to increased risk of certain health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia, anxiety, and depression.
How Snore Guards Work
For many, snore guards offer a simple and effective solution to minimize or eliminate snoring whether your snoring is related to sleep apnea, innate physiology, weight, age, lifestyle, or an undetermined cause. By gently moving the jaw forward to open up the airway, the snore guard reduces the ability for throat tissues to interfere with breathing and allows for the unobstructed flow of air. As a result, the quality of your sleep is greatly improved, your risk for snoring-related health issues decreases, and you often experience an increased sense of energy and wellbeing.
The Benefits of Custom-Fitted Snore Guards
Although there is a variety of over-the-counter snore guard products on the market, professionally fitted devices offer several advantages. First, snore guards aren't right for everyone and consulting with Dr. Kvarnstrom gives him the opportunity to assess whether or not a snore guard is the best option for you. If you are considered a good candidate for the appliance, your snore guard will be crafted based on expertly created impressions of your teeth and designed to evenly distribute pressure, allowing you to achieve a closer, safer, and more effective fit without compromising your teeth or gum tissue. The sophisticated design of these devices allows for precise adjustments to optimize comfort and protect against damage while professional-grade materials offer greater durability and longevity than over-the-counter products.
With a custom-fitted snore guard, Dr. Kvarnstrom can provide ongoing monitoring to identify side effects and make tailored alterations as needed to enhance efficacy and comfort. We are always available to answer any questions and address any concerns you have regarding your device.