June 26, 2013
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Snoring  

One third of the population snores. It is estimated that more than 80 million people in North America snore while sleeping. During sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in the throat and mouth relax making the breathing airway smaller. This decrease in the airway space increases the velocity of air flowing through the airway during breathing. As the velocity of required air is increased in the constricted space, soft tissues like the soft palate and the uvula vibrate. These vibrations of the soft tissues in the mouth and throat result in what is called "noisy breathing" or generally referred to as snoring. We can help with a custom fabricated dental device worn at night that move the lower jaw into a forward position, increase the three dimensional space in the airway tube which reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. By increasing the volumetric capacity of the airway and preventing soft tissue vibrations, snoring is eliminated. SILENT NITE devices do not interfere with breathing through the mouth. Small movements of the jaw are possible while wearing a SILENT NITE device. This movement potential helps minimize stiffness in the joints of the jaw in the morning. SILENT NITE devices help promote deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring. Call and schedule a consult appointment to see if SILENT NITE is a good option for you.

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