About Sleep Appliances and Snoring Guards:
There are many reasons that one may need an appliance to wear as they are sleeping. Damaging behaviors such as Bruxism: Grinding of Teeth at Night, Clenching, or other jaw movements that may damage the dentition or dental restorations. Nightguards are a type of retainer and are recommended to protect against damaging forces on the surfaces and edges of high risk patients, or those already demonstrating wear patterns on their teeth.
A reduction in Sleep Apnea may improve with a snoring guard. This may improve your overall health. We recommend a consultation and sleep study with an ENT or qualified sleep medicine Physician.
Sleeping appliances that reduce snoring by repositioning the jaw are also made. There are many different varieties of mandibular repositioner appliances and a different appliances may be recommended for different situations.