anti snoring
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Anti Snoring

The noise of snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft tissues in the upper airway. During sleep the muscles of the upper airway relax resulting in the formation of bottlenecks or even complete obstruction of the airways. The body reacts by increasing the velocity of the air which in turn causes vibration of the soft tissues which generates the noise of snoring

The anti-snoring device consists of a pair of custom made plastic mouldings which you place in your mouth at night. This pulls your lower jaw forward and holds the airway open reducing the constriction that causes the snoring noise.

Your Dentist will take an impression of your teeth which is then sent to the laboratory to make your anti-snoring device.

Snoring may be caused by a medical condition called Sleep Apnoea, where people suffering from it are heard to gasp for breath while they are asleep. Additional symptoms can often be daytime drowsiness or the feeling of not having a full night’s sleep. Where Sleep Apnoea is suspected an anti-snoring device may still be prescribed but it is essential that you consult your medical practitioner. However, if he confirms that Sleep Apnoea is suspected, then you are referred to the sleep clinic of a hospital for further investigation.
Not everyone that snores suffers from Sleep Apnoea – but nearly everyone who suffers from Sleep Apnoea will snore.

Normal airflow.

The Soft Pallet relaxes and restricts the airflow ...

The Soft Pallet vibrates, causing the 'snore'.

The Epiglottis may also restrict the airflow ...
... and may even cause 'Sleep Apnia'.

The Silensor is introduced ...
... which when positioned and adjusted ...
... brings the lower soft tissue forward.

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