Whilst sleeping, the muscles in the neck relax which results in partial closure of the airways. Hence, air is forced through causing vibrations in the soft tissue lining the airways and the sound you hear is known as ‘snoring’. Other factors such as obesity, a blocked nose, or a deviated septum can also contribute.
At St Johns Road Dental Practice, we can help in your anti snoring treatment by making a customised Mandibular Advancement splint. It’s a simple process whereby the dentist takes impressions of your lower and upper jaw so the anti-snoring device is specifically made for you. It is worn when you sleep and the position of the mandible promotes breathing through your nose.
For more information on sleep apnea treatment and anti-snoring devices, get in touch with our Leicester practice on 0116 2707 300. Our team of professionals will be happy to answer your questions on our anti-snoring treatment, so get in touch today.