Anti-Snoring Devices

If your partner is a heavy snorer you will know what a misery it can be. Snoring can affect the health of the snorer too. In some cases, it is connected with sleep apnoea, in which the sufferer actually stops breathing for a time. The result can be constant daytime drowsiness and extra strain on the heart.

It is sometimes possible to treat snoring with lifestyle changes, but further treatment from the dentist is also available if these don’t help.

 

1. Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes are usually advised by your GP as a first step to treat snoring. These include:

  • losing weight if you are overweight
  • not drinking alcohol, particularly a few hours before you go to bed
  • giving up smoking
  • taking regular exercise – this can help strengthen neck muscles, which may help prevent the airways in your neck and mouth from narrowing

2. Help from the dentist

An anti-snoring device can be made from impressions of your teeth. The device is a pair of clear plastic moulds which you wear at bedtime. The top and bottom sections are connected at the sides by short plastic links, which have the effect of pulling your lower jaw forward. This in turn holds the airway open, reducing the constriction that causing the snoring.

Contact us to arrange a free smile assessment today*

* £50 refundable booking holding fee applicable.

Patient Testimonials

Erika has been wonderful with my young daughter who accidentally chipped a piece off her front adult tooth. Erika was patient and caring, she took the extra time to explain the procedure and allowed for any questions and took it at a pace that suited my daughter.....the result is amazing, we are all pleased and most of all my daughter is now excited about going to the dentist!

Joanne Storey

I saw an advert for a free smile evaluation and having been so unhappy with my teeth for years, decided to go and have it done (not really thinking I would actually go through with any treatment) but as soon as I met Erika and she showed me what she could do with my smile I was instantly on board! You need to be committed to the regular check ups and make sure you wear the aligners but once you get going it becomes a habit and my treatment time flew by. All the staff are friendly and helpful and Erika was always on hand for any advice I needed.The results are amazing and so worth the money...I wish I'd had it done years ago!

Jenny Lucking

Erika as always fantastic. I had a very nervous son who could be difficult to reason with. This has changed totally. My son will now happily go and see Erika and tell her the problem. A small filling today and wow Erika was fab, her nurse was great and my son has totally changed and sat on the chair and let her do all the treatment with no worries. Big thumbs up from us!! Thank you 😁😁

Mary White

I’ve just completed my Invisalign treatment to correct an over bite. I’m so happy with the results and can not recommend it enough! The treatment is mostly pain free but do need self discipline to ensure you wear your aligners as much as you can...otherwise you won’t be getting the most out of your treatment. Erika and her team are fantastic ..thank you!!

Petrina Bowden

Went in for my normal 6 month check up today,Erica thoroughly cleaned and checked as usual and to my joy and surprise she asked if I would like to have my chip filled in on my front tooth. Without hesitating off she went. Thank you so much Erica, I honestly can't thank you enough. My wedding photos will look great now.....well at least my teeth will be!

Sarah-Jane Jackson